Doctors Use Big Data to Improve Cancer Treatments

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology is looking to further personalize and improve cancer care by tapping into data from millions of patients around the nation

The organization completed the prototype for CancerLinQ, a “learning health system” that collects and analyzes anonymous patient information to provide immediate feedback and guidance for physicians

Very little is known about most people’s experiences with cancer because information is locked in unconnected servers and paper files, says Sandra M. Swain, president of ASCO. Only 3% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials, but that small percentage isn’t reflective of patients doctors see every day Read more…

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