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2012 | 7 | 5 | 672-679

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ANN as a prognostic tool after treatment of non-seminoma testicular cancer


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Testicular cancer is rare but is the most common cancer in males between 15 and 34 years of age. Two principal types of testicular cancer are distinguished: seminomas and non-seminomas. If detected early, the overall cure rate for testicular cancer exceeds 90%. In this study, artificial neural network (ANN) analysis as a prognostic tool was demonstrated regard to five year recurrence after the non-seminoma treatment. Data from 202 patients treated for non-seminoma were available for evaluation and comparison. A total of 32 variables were analysed using the ANN. The ANN approach, as an advanced multivariate data processing method, was demon-strated to provide objective prognostic data. Some of these prognostic factors are consistent or even imperceptible with previously evaluated by other statistical methods.










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  • Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Jurasza 2, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Department of Marketing and Pharmaceutical Law, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Jurasza 2, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Jurasza 2, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • The WCO Greater Poland Cancer Centre, ul. Garbary 15, 61-688, Poznan, Poland
  • Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Oncology Ward, Provincial Specialist Hospital in Olsztyn, ul. Żołnierska 18, 10-561, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Oncology Ward, Provincial Specialist Hospital in Olsztyn, ul. Żołnierska 18, 10-561, Olsztyn, Poland
  • NZOZ Pantamed Sp z o.o. in Olsztyn, ul. Pana Tadeusza 6, 10-461, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Department of Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Jurasza 2, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland


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