Skip to main content
Log in

The Application of Data Mining Techniques to Oral Cancer Prognosis

  • Transactional Processing Systems
  • Published:
Journal of Medical Systems Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

This study adopted an integrated procedure that combines the clustering and classification features of data mining technology to determine the differences between the symptoms shown in past cases where patients died from or survived oral cancer. Two data mining tools, namely decision tree and artificial neural network, were used to analyze the historical cases of oral cancer, and their performance was compared with that of logistic regression, the popular statistical analysis tool. Both decision tree and artificial neural network models showed superiority to the traditional statistical model. However, as to clinician, the trees created by the decision tree models are relatively easier to interpret compared to that of the artificial neural network models. Cluster analysis also discovers that those stage 4 patients whose also possess the following four characteristics are having an extremely low survival rate: pN is N2b, level of RLNM is level I-III, AJCC-T is T4, and cells mutate situation (G) is moderate.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/oral_cancer/index.htm Accessed 29 March 2014.

  2. Health Pormotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Weifare http://www.hpa.gov.tw/BHPNet/Web/News/News.aspx?No=201404150002 Accessed 21 April 2014.

  3. Lewin, F., Norell, S. E., Johansson, H., et al., Smoking tobacco, oral snuff, and alcohol in the etiology of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a population-based case-referent study in Sweden. Cancer 82:1367–1375, 1998.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Ho, P. S., Ko, Y. C., Yang, Y. H., Shieh, T. Y., and Tsai, C. C., The incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in Taiwan: an endemic betel quid chewing area. J. Oral Pathol. Med. 31:213–219, 2002.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Health Pormotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Weifare http://www.doh.gov.tw/statistic/index.htm Accessed 21 December 2013.

  6. Taiwan public health report 2009 http://www.mohw.gov.tw/MOHW_Upload/doc/98%E5%B9%B4%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87%E7%89%88%E8%A1%9B%E7%94%9F%E5%B9%B4%E5%A0%B1_0042862000.pdf Accessed 21 April 2014.

  7. Arbes, S. J., Jr., Olshan, A. F., Caplan, D. J., Schoenbach, V. J., Slade, G. D., and Symons, M. J., Factors contributing to the poorer survival of black Americans diagnosed with oral cancer (United States). Cancer Causes Control 10:513–523, 1999.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Bànkfalvi, A., and Piffkò, J., Prognostic and predictive factors in oral cancer: the role of the invasive tumour front. J. Oral Pathol. Med. 29:291–298, 2000.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Schliephake, H., Prognostic relevance of molecular markers of oral cancer—a review. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 32:233–245, 2003.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. de Melo, G. M., Ribeiro, K. D. C. B., Kowalski, L. P., and Deheinzelin, D., Risk factors for postoperative complications in oral cancer and their prognostic implications. Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 127:828–833, 2001.

    Google Scholar 

  11. Pande, P., Soni, S., Kaur, J., et al., Prognostic factors in betel and tobacco related oral cancer. Oral Oncol 38:491–499, 2002.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. Lu, H. Y., Li, T. C., Tu, Y. K., Tsai, J. C., Lai, H. S., and Kuo, L. T., Predicting long-term outcome after traumatic brain injury using repeated measurements of Glasgow coma scale and data mining methods. J. Med. Syst. 2015. doi:10.1007/s10916-014-0187-x.

    Google Scholar 

  13. Nahar, J., Tickle, K. S., Ali, A. B. M. S., and Chen, Y. P. P., Significant cancer prevention factor extraction: an association rule discovery approach. J. Med. Syst. 35:353–367, 2011.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Chao, C. M., Yu, Y. W., Cheng, B. W., and Kuo, Y. L., Construction the model on the breast cancer survival analysis use support vector machine, logistic regression and decision tree. J. Med. Syst. 2014. doi:10.1007/s10916-014-0106-1.

    Google Scholar 

  15. Yilmaz, N., Inan, O., and Uzer, M. S., A new data preparation method based in clustering algorithms for diagnosis systems of heart and diabetes diseases. J. Med. Syst. 2014. doi:10.1007/s10916-014-0048-7.

    Google Scholar 

  16. Joshi, S., and Nair, M. K., Prediction of heart disease using classification based data mining techniques. Comput Intell Data Min 2:503–511, 2015.

    Google Scholar 

  17. Yadav, A. K., and Chandel, S. S., Solar energy potential assessment of western Himalayan Indian state of Himachal Pradesh using J48 algorithm of WEKA in ANN based prediction model. Renew. Energy 75:675–693, 2015.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  18. Yadav, A. K., Malik, H., and Chandel, S. S., Selection of most relevant input parameters using WEKA for artificial neural network based solar radiation prediction model. Renew Sust Energ Rev 31:509–519, 2014.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  19. Koyuncugil, A. S., and Ozgulbas, N., Detecting road maps for capacity utilization decisions by cluster analysis and CHAID decision tress. J. Med. Syst. 34:459–469, 2010.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  20. Cabena, P., Hadjinian, P., Stadler, R., Verhees, J., and Zanasi, A., Discovering data mining: from concept to implementation. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1997.

    Google Scholar 

  21. Kennedy, L., Lee, Y., Roy, V., Reed, C., and Lippman, R., Solving data mining problems through pattern recognition. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1997.

    Google Scholar 

  22. Quinlan, J. R., C4.5: programs for machine learning. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, 1993.

    Google Scholar 

  23. Quinlan, J. R., Induction of decision trees. Mach. Learn. 1:81–106, 1986.

    Google Scholar 

  24. Tso, H. L. The application of data mining on the cardiovascular disease prediction. Dissertation, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 2005.

  25. Ting, I. H., and Chen, M. Y., Data mining. Tsang Hai Book Publishing, Taiwan, 2005.

    Google Scholar 

  26. Jeng, C. C., Yang, I. C., Lain, T. J., Hsieh, K. L., and Lin, C. N., A methodology for constructing taxonomy trees and perceptual maps for microorganism classification. WSEAS Trans. Comput. 11:2571–2578, 2006.

    Google Scholar 

  27. Lin, C. N., Tsai, C. F., and Roan, J., Personal photo browsing and retrieval by clustering techniques: effectiveness and efficiency evaluation. Online Inf. Rev. 32:759–772, 2008.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  28. Hsieh, K. L., Jeng, C. C., Yang, I. C., Chen, Y. K., and Lin, C. N., The study of applying a systematic procedure based on SOFM clustering technique into organism clustering. Expert Syst. Appl. 33:330–336, 2007.

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Chun-Nan Lin.

Additional information

This article is part of the Topical Collection on Transactional Processing Systems.

Wei-Fan Chiang holds a Ph.D., Chi-Mei Medical Center.

Shyun-Yeu Liu holds a Ph.D., Chi-Mei Medical Center.

Jinshegn Roan holds a Ph.D., National Chung Cheng University.

Chun-Nan Lin holds a Ph.D., Shu-Te University.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Tseng, WT., Chiang, WF., Liu, SY. et al. The Application of Data Mining Techniques to Oral Cancer Prognosis. J Med Syst 39, 59 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-015-0241-3

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-015-0241-3

Keywords

Navigation