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Artificial intelligence is taking an increased role in diagnosing and treating cancer

A new machine learning system was able to identify cancer outcomes as well as human readers, and much more rapidly.
A new machine learning system was able to identify cancer outcomes as well as human readers, and much more rapidly. (Deposit Photos/)

Doctors hope the future of cancer treatment is personal: Using genetics, they’ll be able to match patients with precisely the drug or treatment option that will fight their tumors. However, information on tumor genetics often isn’t linked with data on how well patients with those tumors did on particular treatments.

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