• Question: How long would it take you to know what one pattern is ???

    Asked by Crowsy is my name?? to Jaine on 16 Nov 2016.
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      Jaine Blayney answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      It can take a day, sometimes it can take months. It depends on the size of the data. I try to relate my patterns to what is known about the patient. I may find a pattern that separates out my patients, but I then need to figure out if it means anything, so I look at patient survival. I need to figure out if the pattern that I have discovered groups my patients into groups with different survival patterns (good versus bad). And then I have to figure out the biology behind it all!