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Breast Cancer Wisconsin (Prognostic) Data Set

From: UCI Machine Learning Repository

84 scholarly articles cite this dataset (View in Google Scholar)
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Dataset updated Mar 31, 2017
Sarah VCH

Database: Open Database, Contents: Database Contents



Data From: UCI Machine Learning Repository


"Each record represents follow-up data for one breast cancer case. These are consecutive patients seen by Dr. Wolberg since 1984, and include only those cases exhibiting invasive breast cancer and no evidence of distant metastases at the time of diagnosis.

The first 30 features are computed from a digitized image of a
fine needle aspirate (FNA) of a breast mass.  They describe
characteristics of the cell nuclei present in the image.
A few of the images can be found at

The separation described above was obtained using
Multisurface Method-Tree (MSM-T) [K. P. Bennett, "Decision Tree
Construction Via Linear Programming." Proceedings of the 4th
Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Society,
pp. 97-101, 1992], a classification method which uses linear
programming to construct a decision tree.  Relevant features
were selected using an exhaustive search in the space of 1-4
features and 1-3 separating planes.

The actual linear program used to obtain the separating plane
in the 3-dimensional space is that described in:
[K. P. Bennett and O. L. Mangasarian: "Robust Linear
Programming Discrimination of Two Linearly Inseparable Sets",
Optimization Methods and Software 1, 1992, 23-34].

The Recurrence Surface Approximation (RSA) method is a linear
programming model which predicts Time To Recur using both
recurrent and nonrecurrent cases.  See references (i) and (ii)
above for details of the RSA method. 

This database is also available through the UW CS ftp server:

cd math-prog/cpo-dataset/machine-learn/WPBC/

1) ID number 2) Outcome (R = recur, N = nonrecur) 3) Time (recurrence time if field 2 = R, disease-free time if field 2 = N) 4-33) Ten real-valued features are computed for each cell nucleus:

a) radius (mean of distances from center to points on the perimeter)
b) texture (standard deviation of gray-scale values)
c) perimeter
d) area
e) smoothness (local variation in radius lengths)
f) compactness (perimeter^2 / area - 1.0)
g) concavity (severity of concave portions of the contour)
h) concave points (number of concave portions of the contour)
i) symmetry 
j) fractal dimension ("coastline approximation" - 1)"



Dr. William H. Wolberg, General Surgery Dept., University of
Wisconsin,  Clinical Sciences Center, Madison, WI 53792

W. Nick Street, Computer Sciences Dept., University of
Wisconsin, 1210 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706  608-262-6619

Olvi L. Mangasarian, Computer Sciences Dept., University of
Wisconsin, 1210 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706 


I'm really interested in trying out various machine learning algorithms on some real life science data.

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