A new computer program that can diagnose cancer in just two days!

http://bit.ly/1GlW3hC Machine learning in cancer detection? You bet! Computer scientists from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have recently announced their new achievement: a computer algorithm that is able to make accurate diagnosis of the cancer’s primary tissue origin in just 48 hours! Timely detection of a patient’s cancer type is very important, as it facilitates faster and proper treatment and it can literally mean the difference between life and death. Currently, in majority of the cases, the cancer type is identified at the time when the biopsy is taken- say cancer of the liver, lungs etc. However, for the remaining 5% of the patients, several follow up examinations are requested for accurate diagnosis, leading to a delayed initiation of treatment. Even worse, in some cases the source of cancer type is not identified, leading…


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