Revealing determinant factors for early breast cancer recurrence by decision tree

@article{Guo2017RevealingDF,
  title={Revealing determinant factors for early breast cancer recurrence by decision tree},
  author={Jimin Guo and Benjamin C. M. Fung and Farkhund Iqbal and Peter J. K. Kuppen and Rob A. E. M. Tollenaar and Wilma E. Mesker and Jean-Jacques Lebrun},
  journal={Information Systems Frontiers},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={1233-1241}
}
Early breast cancer recurrence is indicative of poor response to adjuvant therapy and poses threats to patients’ lives. Most existing prediction models for breast cancer recurrence are regression-based models and difficult to interpret. We apply a Decision Tree algorithm to the clinical information of a cohort of non-metastatic invasive breast cancer patients, to establish a classifier that categorizes patients based on whether they develop early recurrence and on similarities of their clinical… CONTINUE READING