Can IBM’s Watson help cancer patients?

(Credit:
IBM)

Patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center may receive cancer diagnoses and treatment with the help of IBM’s Watson supercomputer by the end of 2013.

Watson would make diagnoses and suggest treatment approaches that take into account individual patient concerns, the Associated Press reported today.

Using its natural-language processing powers, the artificial intelligence system will study textbooks, oncology studies, and medical records if patients give permission. An advisory panel will test its assessments of increasingly complicated cancer cases.

Related stories

If the collaboration proves successful, Watson’s knowledge base could be used to help treat cancer around the world.

“The capabilities are … [Read more]

Related Links:
Gaming can inspire healthy behavior, study shows
Better health care via texting in the developing world (video)
Parkinson’s patients test video games as therapy (video)
Have HPV-related oral cancer? The robot will see you now
Former Sun CEO zeroes in on caregivers with CareZone (video)

Our Packages
01

$49.95

LifeSaver - You need a custom site to get your message out there!
Learn More...

02

$79.95

LightHouse - Advanced SEO, a custom website and content designed for you!
Learn More...


03

$99.95

CruiseShip - Our full feature custom website package! Learn More...

*Monthly fee with one year contract
**$250 Initial Setup Fee
$5 Additional Monthly Fee without AutoPay

Contact Us

e-Anchor is a Portland Oregon based website, blog, hosting, design and marketing company.  We have three packages to suite your needs and budget.   Contact us to find out more


More