Lung Cancer Risk Prediction Method Based on Feature Selection and Artificial Neural Network

  • Xie, Nan-Nan (Computer Science and Technology College, Jilin University) ;
  • Hu, Liang (Computer Science and Technology College, Jilin University) ;
  • Li, Tai-Hui (Computer Science and Technology College, Jilin University)
  • Published : 2015.01.06


A method to predict the risk of lung cancer is proposed, based on two feature selection algorithms: Fisher and ReliefF, and BP Neural Networks. An appropriate quantity of risk factors was chosen for lung cancer risk prediction. The process featured two steps, firstly choosing the risk factors by combining two feature selection algorithms, then providing the predictive value by neural network. Based on the method framework, an algorithm LCRP (lung cancer risk prediction) is presented, to reduce the amount of risk factors collected in practical applications. The proposed method is suitable for health monitoring and self-testing. Experiments showed it can actually provide satisfactory accuracy under low dimensions of risk factors.


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