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Application of Neural Networks in Diagnosing Cancer Disease using Demographic Data

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 26 - Article 12
Year of Publication: 2010
Dr. N. Ganesan
Dr.K. Venkatesh
Dr. M. A. Rama
A. Malathi Palani

N Ganesan, K Venkatesh, M A Rama and Malathi A Palani. Article:Application of Neural Networks in Diagnosing Cancer Disease using Demographic Data. International Journal of Computer Applications 1(26):76–85, February 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {N. Ganesan and K. Venkatesh and M. A. Rama and A. Malathi Palani},
	title = {Article:Application of Neural Networks in Diagnosing Cancer Disease using Demographic Data},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {1},
	number = {26},
	pages = {76--85},
	month = {February},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


Artificial Neural Network is a branch of Artificial intelligence, has been accepted as a new technology in computer science. Neural Networks are currently a 'hot' research area in medicine, particularly in the fields of radiology, urology, cardiology, oncology and etc. It has a huge application in many areas such as education, business; medical, engineering and manufacturing .Neural Network plays an important role in a decision support system. In this paper, an attempt has been made to make use of neural networks in the medical field (carcinogenesis (pre-clinical study)). In carcinogenesis, artificial neural networks have been successfully applied to the problems in both pre-clinical and post-clinical diagnosis. The main aim of research in medical diagnostics is to develop more cost-effective and easy–to-use systems, procedures and methods for supporting clinicians. It has been used to analyze demographic data from lung cancer patients with a view to developing diagnostic algorithms that might improve triage practices in the emergency department. For the lung cancer diagnosis problem, the concise rules extracted from the network achieve an high accuracy rate of on the training data set and on the test data set.


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