Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialized nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening. In the long term the discovery, described in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications, may result in a new form of […]

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A machine learning-based algorithm to predict which cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy

Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), in collaboration with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and Radboud University, have developed an algorithm that can predict which cancer patients are more likely to benefit from immunotherapy. Mutations in our DNA can disrupt protein synthesis, sometimes causing truncated proteins which don’t work as intended. Known as nonsense mutations, […]

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Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 — A deep learning-based visual evaluation algorithm can detect cervical precancer/cancer with higher accuracy than conventional cytology, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Liming Hu, Ph.D., from the Intellectual Ventures Global Good Fund in Bellevue, Washington, and colleagues followed a population-based longitudinal cohort of 9,406 women […]

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