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Volume 20 Supplement 5

Selected articles from the CIBB 2019 Special Session on Machine Learning in Healthcare Informatics and Medical Biology


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Bergamo, Italy04-06 September 2019

Edited by Davide Chicco and  Angelo Facchiano

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  1. Despite the vagueness and uncertainty that is intrinsic in any medical act, interpretation and decision (including acts of data reporting and representation of relevant medical conditions), still little resear...

    Authors: Andrea Seveso, Andrea Campagner, Davide Ciucci and Federico Cabitza
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 5):142
  2. As of today, cancer is still one of the most prevalent and high-mortality diseases, summing more than 9 million deaths in 2018. This has motivated researchers to study the application of machine learning-based...

    Authors: Mafalda Falcão Ferreira, Rui Camacho and Luís F. Teixeira
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 5):141
  3. Clinical registers constitute an invaluable resource in the medical data-driven decision making context. Accurate machine learning and data mining approaches on these data can lead to faster diagnosis, definit...

    Authors: Erica Tavazzi, Sebastian Daberdaku, Rosario Vasta, Andrea Calvo, Adriano Chiò and Barbara Di Camillo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 5):174

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