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AI can predict pancreatic cancer three years ahead of human doctors! 📊
💻 According to a recent study published in Nature. This could mean earlier detection and treatment for patients.
💡 The models were trained on millions of medical records and diagnosis codes, allowing the AI system to learn from signs in the human body that may relate to slow and gradual changes caused by cancer. However, causation remains difficult to establish.
🏥 Future AI-based screening tools for pancreatic cancer will need to be tailored to the specific population data of each location to be effective, relying heavily on patient medical histories and adherence to medical data protection guidelines.
💡Chris Sander, a co-senior investigator of the study, recognizes that "causation is much harder to establish"; however, the potential to shift focus from treatment of late-stage to early-stage cancer could improve patients' quality of life and increase the benefit/cost ratio of cancer care.
📊 It is promising to see such advanced AI systems aiding in the detection of pancreatic cancer, which has such a low survival rate. As with every emerging technology, it is still early days.
🏥AI-based screening tools have the potential to alter the trajectory of pancreatic cancer. Imagine if early-stage diagnosis of the disease became more frequent and easier to detect through technology like AI – benefiting the quality of life of patients, the healthcare system as a whole, and increasing the ratio of cancer care treatment.
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Read the article: https://www.theregister.com/2023/05/09/ai_pancreatic_cancer/
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