Breast Cancer Classification Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

  • Jennifer K. Chukwu
  • Faisal S. Bala
  • Aliyu S. Nuhu


Breast cancer remains the primary causes of death for women and much effort has been depleted in the form of screening series for prevention. Given the exponential growth in the number of mammograms collected, computer-assisted diagnosis has become a necessity. Histopathological imaging is one of the methods for cancer diagnosis where Pathologists examine tissue cells under different microscopic standards but disagree on the final decision. In this context, the use of automatic image processing techniques resulting from deep learning denotes a promising avenue for assisting in the diagnosis of breast cancer. In this paper, an android software for breast cancer classification using deep learning approach based on a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) was developed. The software aims to classify the breast tumors to benign or malignant. Experimental results on histopathological images using the BreakHis dataset shows that the DenseNet CNN model achieved high processing performances with 96% of accuracy in the breast cancer classification task when compared with state-of-the-art models.


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eISSN: 2579-0617
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