JSM 2011 Online Program

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Abstract Details

Activity Number: 388
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: WNAR
Abstract - #300026
Title: Learning Oncogenic Pathways from Binary Genomic Instability Data
Author(s): Li Hsu*+
Companies: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Address: 1100 Fairview Ave. N., M2-B500, Seattle, WA, 98109, USA
Keywords: Conditional Dependence ; Graphical Model ; Lasso ; Loss-of-Heterozygosity ; Regularized logistic regression

Genomic instability, the propensity of aberrations in chromosomes, plays a critical role in the development of many diseases. High throughput genotyping experiments have been performed to study genomic instability in diseases. The output of such experiments can be summarized as high dimensional binary vectors, where each binary variable records aberration status at one marker locus. It is of keen interest to understand how aberrations may interact with each other, as it provides insight into the process of the disease development. In this talk, I will describe a novel method, LogitNet, for inferring such interactions among these aberration events. The method is based on penalized logistic regression with an extension to account for spatial correlation in the genomic instability data. I will present some simulation results to show that the proposed method performs well in the situations considered. Finally, I will illustrate the method using genomic instability data from breast cancer samples.

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