AI outperforms standard risk model for predicting breast cancer: Study

Updated: Jun 7 2023 3:57PM

New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms outperformed the standard clinical risk model for predicting the five-year risk for breast cancer, according to a large study of thousands of mammograms.

A woman's risk of breast cancer is typically calculated using clinical models such as the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) risk model. This model uses self-reported and other information on the patient, including age, family history of the disease, and whether she has given birth, to calculate a risk score.

"Clinical risk models depend on gathering information from different sources, which isn't always available or collected," said lead researcher Vignesh A. Arasu, from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, US.