An artificial intelligence-enabled pipeline for medical domain: Malaysian breast cancer survivorship cohort as a case study

Mogana Darshini Ganggayah, Sarinder Kaur Dhillon, Tania Islam, Foad Kalhor, Teh Chean Chiang, Elham Yousef Kalafi, Nur Aishah Taib

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Automated artificial intelligence (AI) systems enable the integration of different types of data from various sources for clinical decision-making. The aim of this study is to propose a pipeline to develop a fully automated clinician-friendly AI-enabled database platform for breast cancer survival prediction. A case study of breast cancer survival cohort from the University Malaya Medical Centre was used to develop and evaluate the pipeline. A relational database and a fully automated system were developed by integrating the database with analytical modules (machine learning, automated scoring for quality of life, and interactive visualization). The developed pipeline, iSurvive has helped in enhancing data management as well as to visualize important prognostic variables and survival rates. The embedded automated scoring module demonstrated quality of life of patients whereas the interactive visualizations could be used by clinicians to facilitate communication with patients. The pipeline proposed in this study is a one-stop center to manage data, to automate analytics using machine learning, to automate scoring and to produce explainable interactive visuals to enhance clinician-patient communication along the survivorship period to modify behaviours that relate to prognosis. The pipeline proposed can be modelled on any disease not limited to breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1492
Number of pages15
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automated analysis
  • Breast cancer
  • Machine learning
  • Medical domain

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