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Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Detects Cervical Precancers Better Than Experts, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: AI beats expert doctors at finding cervical pre-cancers
“Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts or conventional screening tests. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women with an estimated 570,000 new cases globally in 2018…” (1/10).

HealthDay News: AI Beats Humans at Detecting Cervical Precancers
“…The technique relies on photos and computer artificial intelligence to identify changes that may lead to cervical cancer. Catching these changes early, when they’re still easily treatable, could help save the lives of many women, said study leader Dr. Mark Schiffman and colleagues. A single round of screening using the new technique could detect dangerous changes in the cervix in more than half of women 25 to 49, the new research found. … Study results were published Jan. 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute…” (Gordon, 1/10).

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