Artificial intelligence, more data hold keys to curing cancer

| | January 26, 2017
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Although there are various treatments available that are improving all the time, there is still no cure for cancer. Research in developing effective cancer treatments has been going on for decades, and now researchers are turning to the help of AI in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.

But one thing that is needed for searching for a cure for cancer, even when using AI, is data. The problem with this is that a lot of data including mammograms, genetic tests, and medical records are still under lock and key and not available to those who can make use of it.

To make data more available for cancer research purposes, three things need to happen. These are: there should be no barriers to patients wanting to contribute their data (including genetic testing, medical records, and radiology images), further funding is required for using AI in the search to find a cure for cancer, and new data sets need to be generated with a focus on all ethnicities.

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