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AI model predicts hospitalizations in outpatient cancer patients

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By: Will Morton From: auntminnie.com An artificial intelligence (AI) model trained on fitness tracker data can predict if patients undergoing chemoradiation may need hospitalization, according to a talk at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco developed a machine-learning model trained on patient-generated health data from wearable fitness trackers. In …

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A Key Factor Missing in Improved Breast Cancer Prediction

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By: Stephanie L. Graff, MD, FACP From: medpagetoday.com In oncology we increasingly turn to precision tools, whether genomic profiles or targeted medications, and so it only makes sense that we start to turn to the same precision instruments to assess cancer risk. In a study in JCO Precision Oncology, Minnier et al. utilize the Million Veteran Program data set to …

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MIT CSAIL’s AI can predict the onset of breast cancer 5 years in advance

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By: Kyle Wiggers From: venturebeat.com 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 exams like mammography have come into wide practice — in 2014, over 39 million breast cancer screenings were performed in …