Biomarker clustering of colorectal cancer data to complement clinical classification

Roadknight, Chris, Aickelin, Uwe, Ladas, Alex, Soria, Daniele, Scholefield, John and Durrant, Lindy (2012) Biomarker clustering of colorectal cancer data to complement clinical classification. In: Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS), 9-12 Sept 2012, Wrocław, Poland. (Unpublished)

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In this paper, we describe a dataset relating to

cellular and physical conditions of patients who are

operated upon to remove colorectal tumours. This data

provides a unique insight into immunological status at the

point of tumour removal, tumour classification and postoperative survival. Attempts are made to cluster this dataset and important subsets of it in an effort to characterize the data and validate existing standards for tumour classification. It is apparent from optimal clustering that existing tumour classification is largely unrelated to immunological factors within a patient and that there may be scope for re-evaluating treatment options and survival estimates based on a combination of tumour physiology and patient histochemistry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Aickelin, Professor Uwe
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 13:49
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:22

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