Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paige.AI Ramps Up Cancer Pathology Research Using NVIDIA Supercomputer

An accurate diagnosis is key to treating cancer — a disease that kills 600,000 people a year in the U.S. alone — and AI can help. Common forms of the disease, like breast, lung and prostate cancer, can have good recovery rates when diagnosed early. But diagnosing the tumor, the work of pathologists, can be a very manual, challenging and time-consuming process.

Pathologists traditionally interpret dozens of slides per cancer case, searching for clues pointing to a cancer diagnosis. For example, there can be more than 60 slides for a single breast cancer case and, out of those, only a handful may contain important findings.