Clinical characterization of breast cancer patients related to their risk and profiles is an important part for making their correct prognostic assessments. This paper first proposes a prognostic index obtained when it is applied a flexible non-linear time-to-event model and compares it to a widely used linear survival estimator. This index underpins different stratification methodologies including informed clustering utilising the principle of learning metrics, regression trees and recursive application of the log-rank test. Missing data issue was overcome using multiple imputation, which was applied to a neural network model of survival fitted to a data set for breast cancer (n=743). It was found the three methodologies broadly agree, having however important differences.

Different Methodologies for Patient Stratification Using Survival Data

BACCIU, DAVIDE;
2010

Abstract

Clinical characterization of breast cancer patients related to their risk and profiles is an important part for making their correct prognostic assessments. This paper first proposes a prognostic index obtained when it is applied a flexible non-linear time-to-event model and compares it to a widely used linear survival estimator. This index underpins different stratification methodologies including informed clustering utilising the principle of learning metrics, regression trees and recursive application of the log-rank test. Missing data issue was overcome using multiple imputation, which was applied to a neural network model of survival fitted to a data set for breast cancer (n=743). It was found the three methodologies broadly agree, having however important differences.
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