RBF kernel method and its applications to clinical data

TitleRBF kernel method and its applications to clinical data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsPerracchione, E, Stura, I
JournalDolomites Research Notes on Approximation
Date Published09/2016
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number20356803

In this paper, basing our considerations on kernel-based approaches, we propose a new strategy allowing to approximate the prostate cancer dynamics. In particular, starting from several measure- ments of a specific biomarker, we estimate the tumor growth rate. To achieve this aim, we pre-process data via Radial Basis Function (RBF) interpolation. A careful choice of the basis function and of its shape parameter enables us to obtain reliable approximations of the cancer evolution. Numerical evidence supports our findings.