Trending News: AI has 94% Accuracy in Detecting Cancer

Artificial intelligence was as good or better than doctors at detecting small lung cancers on CT scans in a study by researchers from Google and several medical centers, according to The New York Times. In a process known as deep learning, researchers set to train computers to recognize patterns linked to specific conditions such as pneumonia by feeding them large amounts of data and used that information for CT scans in lung cancer. After testing 6716 cases, and pitted against 6 expert radiologists, the system was 94% accurate, according to the article.
 
Investigators at the Université de Genève, Switzerland, have devised a cell co-culture platform that reproduces a patient’s tumor structure in 3D, to be used to test several drugs or combinations at different stages in the tumor’s development, according to a press release through the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Scientists now need only 5 days to identify which treatment will be the most effective for a particular case. The new platform opens the door to personalized medicine, according to the release.
 
A new white paper from the Friends of Cancer Research and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy calls on the FDA to ease clinical and manufacturing requirements in order to speed early development of anti-cancer cell therapies, according to the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. The paper calls for FDA to revise its 2006 guidance on exploratory investigational new drug studies to provide recommendations for exploratory studies of cell therapies. It are these regulations that the groups believe are hindering new developments for treatment therapies and are leading to higher costs.




Stay up to date on the latest news in specialty pharmacy by getting Specialty Pharmacy Times in your mailbox or inbox for free!

Click here to sign up for free for the bi-monthly Specialty Pharmacy Times print journal delivered to your address.

Click here to sign up for our email newsletters delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in addition to breaking news alerts.

Click here to follow us on Facebook. 

Click here to follow us on Twitter. 

Click here to join our LinkedIn group. 


Related Articles

Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
Company Profile >
Industry Guide >
Market News >
Peer Exchange >
Conferences >
Subscribe >
Specialty Times Resources
About Us
Advertise
Careers
Contact Us
Terms & Conditions
Privacy
MJH Associates >
Pharmacy Times
OTCGuide
American Journal of Managed Care
Cure
MD Magazine
ONCLive
Targeted Oncology
Physicians' Education Resource
Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC
2 Clarke Drive
Suite 100
Cranbury, NJ 08512
P: 609-716-7777
F: 609-716-4747

Copyright Specialty Pharmacy Times 2006-2019
Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
 

$vacMongoViewPlus$