In many countries, the management of cancer patients must be discussed in multidisciplinary tumor boards (MTBs). These meetings have been introduced to provide a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. However, the benefits of MTBs are now being challenged because there are a lot of cases and not enough time to discuss all the of them. During the evaluation of the guideline-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) of the DESIREE project, we found that for some clinical cases, the system did not produce recommendations. We assumed that these cases were complex clinical cases and needed deeper MTB discussions. In this work, we trained and tested several machine learning and deep learning algorithms on a labelled sample of 298 breast cancer patient summaries, to predict the complexity of a breast cancer clinical case. XGboost and multi-layer perceptron were the models with the best result, with an F1 score of 83%.
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