A Prognostic Model of Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Survival Bayesian Networks

Simon Rabinowicz, Arjen Hommersom*, Raphaela Butz, Matt Williams

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Bayesian networks are attractive for developing prognostic models in medicine, due to the possibility for modelling the multivariate relationships between variables that come into play in the care process. In practice, the development of these models is hindered due to the fact that medical data is often censored, in particular the survival time. In this paper, we propose to directly integrate Cox proportional hazards models as part of a Bayesian network. Furthermore, we show how such Bayesian network models can be learned from data, after which these models can be used for probabilistic reasoning about survival. Finally, this method is applied to develop a prognostic model for Glioblastoma Multiforme, a common malignant brain tumour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Medicine
Subtitle of host publication16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2017, Vienna, Austria, June 21-24, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsAnnette ten Teije, Christian Popow, John H. Holmes, Lucia Sacchi
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319597584
ISBN (Print)9783319597577
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


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