Deep learning-based assessment of tumor-associated stroma for diagnosing breast cancer in histopathology images

Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, Jimmy Lin, Ben Glass, Maeve Mullooly, Gretchen L. Gierach, Mark E. Sherman, Nico Karssemeijer, Jeroen Van Der Laak, Andrew H. Beck

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Abstract

Diagnosis of breast carcinomas has so far been limited to the morphological interpretation of epithelial cells and the assessment of epithelial tissue architecture. Consequently, most of the automated systems have focused on characterizing the epithelial regions of the breast to detect cancer. In this paper, we propose a system for classification of hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained breast specimens based on convolutional neural networks that primarily targets the assessment of tumor-associated stroma to diagnose breast cancer patients. We evaluate the performance of our proposed system using a large cohort containing 646 breast tissue biopsies. Our evaluations show that the proposed system achieves an area under ROC of 0.92, demonstrating the discriminative power of previously neglected tumor associated stroma as a diagnostic biomarker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages929-932
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509011711
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2017
Event14th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Apr 18 2017Apr 21 2017

Other

Other14th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period4/18/174/21/17

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Keywords

  • Breast Cancer
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Digital pathology
  • Tumor Associated Stroma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ehteshami Bejnordi, B., Lin, J., Glass, B., Mullooly, M., Gierach, G. L., Sherman, M. E., Karssemeijer, N., Van Der Laak, J., & Beck, A. H. (2017). Deep learning-based assessment of tumor-associated stroma for diagnosing breast cancer in histopathology images. In 2017 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2017 (pp. 929-932). [7950668] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2017.7950668