Cellphones Poised To Help Battle Against Cancer

Two experiments have resulted in the cellphone becoming a powerful tool in fighting cancer.

In the first, Patients may soon be able to use their cellphones to spot skin cancer. Stanford University researchers have taught an AI computer to identify cancerous moles and lesions. Using a Google tool, they put over 200-thousand photos of skin cancer into the computer. Then they put it up against 21 top-level dermatologists and found it could identify cancer as accurately as the doctors. The discovery could advance early detection.

In the second, a microscope that uses the camera on your cellphone, can detect a DNA sequencing that indicates colon cancer. The study, at Stockholm University in Sweden, shows that improvements need to be made, but the current version of the microscope/cellphone combination is more accurate than anticipated.Source: The Verge


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