Tag: category-/Health/Health Conditions/Cancer

Harvard Medical School’s AI can detect genetic defect that causes some cancers

PARP inhibitors — substances that block certain cellular enzymes — hold promise for cancers caused by defects in homologous recombination (HR), the microscopic machinery that orchestrates repairs of harmful DNA breaks. But they’re underprescribed, because most clinical tests don’t reliably detect HR. Encouragingly, though, scientists at Harvard Medical School have developed an AI screening system […]

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NYU open-sources breast cancer screening model trained on over 200,000 mammography exams

Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death among women in the U.S. — it’s estimated that in 2015, 232,000 women were diagnosed with the disease and approximately 40,000 died from it. And while diagnostic exams like mammography have come into wide practice — in 2014, over 39 million breast cancer screenings were […]

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Researchers use computer model to predict prostate cancer aggressiveness

More than a million people are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and in the U.S., approximately one in nine men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, it tends to be problematic from a treatment perspective — it’s frequently non-aggressive, making it difficult to determine which, if any, procedures […]

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Google AI claims 99% accuracy in metastatic breast cancer detection

Metastatic tumors — cancerous cells which break away from their tissue of origin, travel through the body through the circulatory or lymph systems, and form new tumors in other parts of the body — are notoriously difficult to detect. A 2009 study of 102 breast cancer patients at two Boston health centers found that one […]

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NYU applies open source Google AI to diagnose lung cancer

If recent research is any indication, artificial intelligence (AI) has a bright future in medicine. Nvidia developed an AI system that can generate synthetic scans of brain cancer. Google subsidiary DeepMind has demonstrated a machine learning algorithm that can recommend treatment for more than 50 eye diseases with 94 percent accuracy. And in newly published research, New […]

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