chapter  9
Data driven approaches II: Machine Learning
BySarah Gulliford
Pages 15

130Machine learning techniques provide a powerful tool for predicting outcomes. Their role has risen to more prominence in the era of big data. In this chapter, we present different flavors of machine learning techniques, many of which have been successfully applied for outcome modelling in oncology. We discuss issues related to feature reduction, appropriate selection of machine learning algorithms, fitting pitfalls, and available resources.