Comparison of robustness against missing values of alternative decision tree and multiple logistic regression for predicting clinical data in primary breast cancer

Masahiro Sugimoto, Masahiro Takada, Masakazu Toi

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Abstract

Nomogram based on multiple logistic regression (MLR) is a standard technique for predicting diagnostic and treatment outcomes in medical fields. However, the applicability of MLR to data mining of clinical information is limited. To overcome these issues, we have developed prediction models using ensembles of alternative decision trees (ADTree). Here, we compare the performance of MLR and ADTree models in terms of robustness against missing values. As a case study, we employ datasets including pathological complete response (pCR) of neoadjuvant therapy, one of the most important decision-making factors in the diagnosis and treatment of primary breast cancer. Ensembled ADTree models are more robust against missing values than MLR. Sufficient robustness is attained at low boosting and ensemble number, and is compromised as these numbers increase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages3054-3057
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 32013 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period13/7/313/7/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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