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Big Data → Fighting Cancer 

In the hospitals of the future, diagnosis, and treatment of your cancer might all be carried out by computers. Artificial intelligence is particularly useful when looking for hard-to-detect early symptoms, when the cancer is most easily combated. And the uses of artificial intelligence don’t stop at diagnosis. Researchers are also working to develop artificial intelligence systems that can comb giant databases of previous patients’ outcomes to look for patterns between combinations of genes and drugs. Such work could never be carried out by hand, and it can lead to new drugs that are more likely to work—saving time and money.

Big Data Takes on Cancer  from Nature Research
Bioinformatics, Big Data and Cancer from National Cancern Institute
Math Can Help Uncover Cancer’s Secrets a TED Talk
Artificial Intelligence Uses Biggest Disease Database to Fight Cancer, an article by conference presenter Bissan Al-Lazikani

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