This Chicago High School Student Uses Artificial Intelligence to Make Smarter Breast Cancer …

About 12% of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and there are expected to be close to 250,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2016 alone. With a breast cancer diagnosis comes fear, anxiety, stress, added expenses and–sometimes–a missed diagnosis. Approximately 5% to 17% of breast cancers are missed by a radiologist. Mammograms can also result in a false positive or an overdiagnosis, which leads to additional and unnecessary cancer treatment for the patient. According to a study by Health Affairs, between 22% and 31% of all diagnosed breast cancers are overdiagnosed, resulting in an additional $4 billion in health-care spending annually. To help take human error out of diagnosing breast cancer, a Chicago high school student wants to use artificial intelligence software to…


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