Improving Prostate Cancer Detection with Breast Histopathology Images [article]

Umair Akhtar Hasan Khan, Carolin Stürenberg, Oguzhan Gencoglu, Kevin Sandeman, Timo Heikkinen, Antti Rannikko, Tuomas Mirtti
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Deep neural networks have introduced significant advancements in the field of machine learning-based analysis of digital pathology images including prostate tissue images. With the help of transfer learning, classification and segmentation performance of neural network models have been further increased. However, due to the absence of large, extensively annotated, publicly available prostate histopathology datasets, several previous studies employ datasets from well-studied computer vision
more » ... such as ImageNet dataset. In this work, we propose a transfer learning scheme from breast histopathology images to improve prostate cancer detection performance. We validate our approach on annotated prostate whole slide images by using a publicly available breast histopathology dataset as pre-training. We show that the proposed cross-cancer approach outperforms transfer learning from ImageNet dataset.
arXiv:1903.05769v1 fatcat:flpb7sd2kzfjdozaqj6s47zfaa