Tag: breast cancer

Proscia Takes on Subjectivity in Pathology Through AI Innovation

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proscia continues to demonstrate the potential for its technology demonstrating agreement between its algorithms and pathologist reads in detection and classification of breast cancer. Proscia Inc., a data and analytics solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced their digital pathology technology has the potential to eliminate subjectivity in the detection and classification of breast cancer. Using […]

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The Motley Fool: Google AI Just Beat Human Pathologists at Detecting Cancer

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Apparently it is official…pathologists have been replaced by Google. Just like those folding maps, the yellow pages, the white pages, newspapers, racing forms, microfiche, books and other annoying analog nuances of daily life. The original story is of course not “just”, unless “just” means news going back a month as shown on CNN: Google uses AI to help diagnose breast cancer. […]

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Philips and PathAI Team Up to Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using Artificial Intelligence Technology in ‘Big Data’ Pathology Research

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and PathAI, a company that develops artificial intelligence technology for pathology, are collaborating with the aim to develop solutions that improve the precision and accuracy of routine diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The partnership aims to build deep learning applications in computational pathology, […]

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German Shepherds to Replace Mammograms

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week a loyal reader sent me a link to an article on Yahoo! that headlined “Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers” from a French news agency. The article goes on to report that specially trained German Shepherds could successfully detect breast cancer 100% of the time, being able to “recognise cancerous rags from […]

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Come Challenge the Computer with Visiopharm at USCAP 2017

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Join Visiopharm at USCAP 2017 and learn about how we are transforming pathology! Come see demonstrations of Analysis of PD-L1 and CD Markers within the Tumor Micro-Environment Visualize and quantify biomarker expression with heatmaps and automated hot-spot detection The new, ultra-fast viewer which can be integrated into your digital pathology workflow Visit our booth to […]

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Breast Imaging Company MammoLink℠ Rings in the New Year with Bold Predictions

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

This looks interesting.  Wonder if this will generate more mammograms, more abnormal mammograms and more breast biopsies with potential to detect disease at an earlier stage. Does sound like a bold prediction putting the technology at point of care in primary care and ob-gyn offices.  Startup breast imaging company, MammoLink℠, is improving breast cancer screening by […]

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Paris Clinic Claims Breast Cancer Diagnosis Same Day

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

This story from GE Reports was originally published during RSNA last year to help promote their new mammography equipment and referenced the good work being done at Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in a southern suburb of Paris.  But same day breast cancer diagnoses? The article mentions “If we find something, then the patient goes straight to biopsy” among […]

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Mammograms Tied to Over Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This kind of news seems to come up with some regular frequency – “To screen or not to screen, that is the question”. This Danish study recently reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that screening was not associated with a lower incidence of advanced tumors and argues that slow-growing, clinically less aggressive tumors may […]

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Patients Protest at Medical Conference

| December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been said there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. Actually, there are a few more. The annual ASCO meeting always takes place during the first week of June, the annual RSNA meeting happens the week after Thanksgiving. The annual ASH meeting and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) […]

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Jessica and a Weekend in California

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jessica is a 42-year old wife and mother of 2. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer just over seven years ago and doctors recently declared her with no evidence of disease. As a young woman with breast cancer, she became affiliated with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and this year completed […]

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Study Questions Value of Routine Mammograms

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent news brief service recently sent out highlights about a new study published in NEJM that questions the value of mammography for breast cancer screening while critics cited in the news brief call the study “deeply flawed” and suggest keeping with the recommendations. The study was conducted by researchers at Dartmouth and NCI and […]

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Pink Cleats Will Not Cure Cancer

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Friday was the end of the month, end of the quarter, and for some companies and organizations, end of the fiscal year. October, as it used to be called, as in “Mr. October”, would strike at Midnight on Saturday as Pinktober for 31 days, ending in a holiday characterized by black and orange and […]

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Harriett

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mrs. Goldsmith was in her late 30’s when I first met her at my middle school. She had an older daughter that was 1 year ahead of me and Mrs. Goldsmith volunteered quite a bit at the school. As a 7th grade school boy I was struck by her grace and also her sternness. Whether […]

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Dismissiveness of “Pinktober” Starting Early

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Fall I wrote a couple of posts about the growing disenchantment with ‘Pinkification’ and ‘Pinktober’ referencing the all-out blitz during October to go “Pink” for breast bancer awareness and prevention.  In one of the pieces I mentioned by disenchantment with what happened a number of years ago I saw in clinical practice and last […]

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