Microsoft, Median Technologies Ink Big Data Initiative For Early Cancer Detection

By Jof EnriquezFollow me on Twitter @jofenriq Microsoft and France-based Median Technologies are teaming up to extract biomarkers from medical images using advanced algorithms, with the aim to help oncologists diagnose and treat cancer patients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Experts believe that big data analytics in medical imaging help limit human subjectivity in interpretation of the images, paving the way for more accurate drugs and medical devices tailored to individual patients – an emerging approach, sometimes called precision medicine, that also factors in a person’s genes, lifestyle, and environment. “Precision Medicine is about to revolutionize how diagnostic and biological data is used to pinpoint and deliver care that is preventive, targeted and effective,” said Fredrik Brag, Median Technologies CEO, in a press release. “Extracting biomarkers of disease…


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