Presents a new hybrid system which integrates a neural network and fuzzy rule-based system learning methods. The data used in this study were collected from 100 women who were clinically diagnosed with breast cancer in the form of carcinoma or benign conditions. The data set contains seven different histological and cytological factors, and two nodal outputs (positive and negative nodal status) to be predicted for nodal involvement assessment in breast cancer patients. The hybrid system yielded the highest predictive accuracy of 73%, compared with statistical, neural networks and fuzzy logic methods. The overall results are encouraging and reveal the efficiency of the hybrid system.
|Title of host publication||Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2002. 24th Annual Conference and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society EMBS/BMES Conference, 2002. Proceedings of the Second Joint|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|