Cancer Prediction Based on Radical Basis Function Neural Network with Particle Swarm Optimization

  • Yan, Xiao-Bo (College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University) ;
  • Xiong, Wei-Qing (School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology) ;
  • Hu, Liang (College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University) ;
  • Zhao, Kuo (College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University)
  • Published : 2014.10.11


This paper addresses cancer prediction based on radial basis function neural network optimized by particle swarm optimization. Today, cancer hazard to people is increasing, and it is often difficult to cure cancer. The occurrence of cancer can be predicted by the method of the computer so that people can take timely and effective measures to prevent the occurrence of cancer. In this paper, the occurrence of cancer is predicted by the means of Radial Basis Function Neural Network Optimized by Particle Swarm Optimization. The neural network parameters to be optimized include the weight vector between network hidden layer and output layer, and the threshold of output layer neurons. The experimental data were obtained from the Wisconsin breast cancer database. A total of 12 experiments were done by setting 12 different sets of experimental result reliability. The findings show that the method can improve the accuracy, reliability and stability of cancer prediction greatly and effectively.


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