A computer model for the study of breast cancer.

Title

A computer model for the study of breast cancer.

Creator

Carter Kimbroe J; Castro Frank; Kessler Edward; Erickson Barbara

Publisher

Computers in biology and medicine

Date

2003
2003-07

Description

A computer model was designed as a relational database to assess breast cancer screening in a cohort of women where the growth and development of breast cancer originates with the first malignant cell. The concepts of thresholds for growth, axillary spread, and distant sites are integrated. With tumor diagnosis, staging was performed that includes clinical and sub-clinical states. The model was parameterized to have staging characteristics similar to data published by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) Program. Validation was accomplished by comparing simulated staging results with non-SEER sources, and simulated survival with independent clinical survival data.

Subject

*Computer Simulation; Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology/mortality/*pathology; Female; Humans; Incidence; Life Expectancy; Lymphatic Metastasis; Neoplasm Metastasis; SEER Program; Software; United States/epidemiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

345–360

Issue

4

Volume

33

Citation

Carter Kimbroe J; Castro Frank; Kessler Edward; Erickson Barbara, “A computer model for the study of breast cancer.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 9, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3843.

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