Monash University
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Deep Learning-based Decision Support Systems for Thyroid Cancer: the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

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posted on 2023-01-24, 00:11 authored by XINYU ZHANG
Thyroid cancer has been the fastest rising malignancy since the 20th century. Although the instance rates are continuously increasing, many clinical challenges around its pathogenesis, diagnosis, and prognosis are still waiting to be resolved. This research then adopts machine learning, specifically data mining and deep learning techniques, to help address the challenges and reveal the mystery around thyroid cancer. With the proposed algorithms and systems, the risk factors correlated with the disease were determined, and the comprehensive diagnosis was achieved in assisting clinicians to gain “second opinions” in the decision-making process, aiming for a promising prognosis for the target patient.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Vincent Cheng-siong Lee

Additional supervisor 1

Jia Rong

Additional supervisor 2

James C Lee

Additional supervisor 3

Feng Liu

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Data Science & Artificial Intelligence


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Information Technology