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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3587309, 21 pages
Review Article

Intelligent Techniques Using Molecular Data Analysis in Leukaemia: An Opportunity for Personalized Medicine Support System

1School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2Department of Computer Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
4Oncology Centre, Section of Hematology, HSCT, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Haneen Banjar

Received 5 April 2017; Revised 12 June 2017; Accepted 15 June 2017; Published 25 July 2017

Academic Editor: Junya Kuroda

Copyright © 2017 Haneen Banjar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of intelligent techniques in medicine has brought a ray of hope in terms of treating leukaemia patients. Personalized treatment uses patient’s genetic profile to select a mode of treatment. This process makes use of molecular technology and machine learning, to determine the most suitable approach to treating a leukaemia patient. Until now, no reviews have been published from a computational perspective concerning the development of personalized medicine intelligent techniques for leukaemia patients using molecular data analysis. This review studies the published empirical research on personalized medicine in leukaemia and synthesizes findings across studies related to intelligence techniques in leukaemia, with specific attention to particular categories of these studies to help identify opportunities for further research into personalized medicine support systems in chronic myeloid leukaemia. A systematic search was carried out to identify studies using intelligence techniques in leukaemia and to categorize these studies based on leukaemia type and also the task, data source, and purpose of the studies. Most studies used molecular data analysis for personalized medicine, but future advancement for leukaemia patients requires molecular models that use advanced machine-learning methods to automate decision-making in treatment management to deliver supportive medical information to the patient in clinical practice.