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Tata Memorial Centre and Navya Create Experience Engine (XE) that “Thinks” like Expert Oncologists

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Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), seeing over 50,000 new cancer patients a year, and Navya, a clinical informatics and patient services organization focused on complex decision making, announced Experience Engine (XE), a machine learning solution to structure experiential knowledge relevant for treatment decision making. The learning solution derives a similarity metric for patients who have received similar treatments and predicts treatment …

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Nearly 1 in 12 patients with a common cancer develop a second, unrelated malignancy

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By: Kim Irwin From: ucla.edu Reported by: Redington Life Sciences News UCLA researchers have identified the incidence and long-term outcomes of patients who develop second, unrelated cancers, resulting in a data set that they say sheds new light on the way cancer survivors may need to be monitored post-disease. The researchers identified more than 2.1 million patients from the Surveillance, …

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Here are some ways cancer can thwart the new immunotherapy drugs

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119By: Laurie McGinley From: washingtonpost.com A new type of cancer drug designed to unleash the immune system is revolutionizing treatment for advanced melanoma, lung cancer and other malignancies. But some patients who initially respond to the therapy relapse, and researchers are anxious to figure out how and why the delayed resistance occurs. “Does the immune system stop working, or does …

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Huge cancer breakthrough

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By: Dan Taylor From: morningticker.com An astonishing breakthrough in cancer treatments could lead to tremendous new treatments. There’s been a tremendous breakthrough in cancer research, and it involves the drug permbrolizumba. Sold in the United States as Keytruda, it has shown an amazing ability to fight lung cancer better than chemotherapty, according to a UPI report. Researchers at the University …

Local Dream Team Develops Cancer Treatment That’s Saving Lives

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By:: Lisa Sigell From: cbslocal.com This Friday, CBS will air the annual star-studded telethon Stand Up To Cancer, which has raised millions for cancer research. That research has made possible medical discoveries that are saving lives. Health reporter Lisa Sigell shows us one such discovery here in Los Angeles. A dream team of Cal Tech and UCLA scientists and doctors …