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Lung cancer is among the most deadly cancers. In contrast to the steady increase in survival for most cancers, advances have been slow for lung cancer. Typically, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer patients is 16 percent, which rises to 52 percent if lung cancer is diagnosed at early stages. However, it decreases to below 4 percent if metastasis occurs. Therefore, it is of crucial importance to detect lung cancer at early stages in order to prolong the patient's life. Liu et al. from Beihang University have proposed an artificial neural network system for lung cancer detection, set to be published in the seventh issue of Science China Information Sciences in 2017.
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Lung cancer is the uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. Originating in the lungs, this growth may invade adjacent tissues and infiltrate beyond the lungs. Lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women, is respons...