Proceedings of the 2017 5th International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing Science and Measuring Technology (FMSMT 2017)

Bayesian network modelling on data from fine needle aspiration cytology examination for breast cancer diagnosis

Authors
Shuo Liu, Jinshu Zeng, Yuhua Wang, Hongqin Yang, Yuhua Li, Liam Maguire, Jia Zhai, Yi Cao, Xuemei Ding
Corresponding Author
Shuo Liu
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/fmsmt-17.2017.86How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Bayesian networks, Data modelling, Quantitative analysis, Breast cancer diagnosis
Abstract
The paper employed Bayesian network (BN) modelling approach to discover causal dependencies among different data features of Breast Cancer Wisconsin Dataset (BCWD) derived from openly sourced UCI repository. K2 learning algorithm and k-fold cross validation were used to construct and optimize BN structure. Compared to Na‹ve Bayes (NB), the obtained BN presented better performance for breast cancer diagnosis based on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) examination. It also showed that, among the available features, bare nuclei most strongly influences diagnosis due to the highest strength of the influence (0.806), followed by uniformity of cell size, then normal nucleoli. The discovered causal dependencies among data features could provide clinicians to make an accurate decision for breast cancer diagnosis, especially when some features might be missing for specific patients. The approach can be potentially applied to other disease diagnosis.
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AU  - Shuo Liu
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AU  - Liam Maguire
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AU  - Yi Cao
AU  - Xuemei Ding
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