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Stage at diagnosis for Māori cancer patients: disparities, similarities and data limitations.

Māori are more likely than non-Māori to get cancer, and once they have cancer they are less likely tosurvive it. One frequently proposed explanation for this survival disparity is differences betweenthese groups in terms of stage at diagnosis-whereby Māori may be less likely to be diagnosed at anearlier stage, when treatment is more feasible and …

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Trump and Biden both talk of curing cancer, but Americans need realism not false hope

But it is difficult to discuss a complex malady like cancer in the language traditionally reserved for other illnesses. No silver bullet is likely to exist, as cancer is not one disease but hundreds of distinct diseases with distinct causes, gene mutations and vulnerabilities. Progress on each form has thus varied, with some types more …

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Google AI model demonstrates impressive accuracy in the screening of breast cancer

Now, Google has announced that it has trained an AI model that improves the screening of breast cancer (detection before symptoms develop). After two years of collaboration with DeepMind, Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre, Northwestern University, and Royal Surrey County Hospital, the resultant AI model “spotted breast cancer in de-identified screening mammograms (where identifiable information …

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Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India

More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can help reduce its incidence, but part of the challenge — and there are several parts — today …

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