Prostate cancer nomograms are superior to neural networks.

Pierre I. Karakiewicz, Felix K H Chun, Alberto Briganti, Paul Perrotte, Michael McCormack, François Bénard, Luc Valiquette, Markus Graefen, Fred Saad

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INTRODUCTION: Several nomograms have been developed to predict PCa related outcomes. Neural networks represent an alternative. METHODS: We provide a descriptive and an analytic comparison of nomograms and neural networks, with focus on PCa detection. RESULTS: Our results indicate that nomograms have several advantages that distinguish them from neural networks. These are both quantitative and qualitative. CONCLUSION: In the field of PCa detection, nomograms appear to outweigh the benefits of neural networks. However, the neural network methodology represents a valid alternative, which should not be underestimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalThe Canadian journal of urology
Volume13 Suppl 2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

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Karakiewicz, P. I., Chun, F. K. H., Briganti, A., Perrotte, P., McCormack, M., Bénard, F., ... Saad, F. (2006). Prostate cancer nomograms are superior to neural networks. The Canadian journal of urology, 13 Suppl 2, 18-25.

Prostate cancer nomograms are superior to neural networks. / Karakiewicz, Pierre I.; Chun, Felix K H; Briganti, Alberto; Perrotte, Paul; McCormack, Michael; Bénard, François; Valiquette, Luc; Graefen, Markus; Saad, Fred.

In: The Canadian journal of urology, Vol. 13 Suppl 2, 04.2006, p. 18-25.

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Karakiewicz, PI, Chun, FKH, Briganti, A, Perrotte, P, McCormack, M, Bénard, F, Valiquette, L, Graefen, M & Saad, F 2006, 'Prostate cancer nomograms are superior to neural networks.', The Canadian journal of urology, vol. 13 Suppl 2, pp. 18-25.
Karakiewicz PI, Chun FKH, Briganti A, Perrotte P, McCormack M, Bénard F et al. Prostate cancer nomograms are superior to neural networks. The Canadian journal of urology. 2006 Apr;13 Suppl 2:18-25.
Karakiewicz, Pierre I. ; Chun, Felix K H ; Briganti, Alberto ; Perrotte, Paul ; McCormack, Michael ; Bénard, François ; Valiquette, Luc ; Graefen, Markus ; Saad, Fred. / Prostate cancer nomograms are superior to neural networks. In: The Canadian journal of urology. 2006 ; Vol. 13 Suppl 2. pp. 18-25.
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