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Cancer Vs Covid-19: The cost of Covid disruption on Cancer patients

Posted by Intelligent Health on Nov 5, 2020 4:06:52 PM

Around the world, 38% of cancer surgeries have been cancelled due to pandemic.

 

We’re in unchartered waters for delivering cancer care due to the pandemic with virtually every aspect of cancer care and research heavily impacted. It’s undoubtedly a grave time for oncology patients across the globe, and there is an essential need for understanding the challenges and being able to identify solutions which can be shared to help get cancer services back on track, quickly.

 

Never has the pace of change been more rapid.

 

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Topics: Cancer, COVID-19

A piece of code that’s saving real, human lives: discussed exclusively at Intelligent Health Summit

Posted by Intelligent Health on May 15, 2019 11:32:42 AM

As reported in MobiHealthNews and Medium, a person can now download an app that allows them to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer by taking a photo of their skin spots with their smartphone.

 

This app with it’s cognitive code, created by SkinVision, calculates the fractal dimension of skin lesions and surrounding tissue and builds its own map that reveals different growth patterns. The algorithm checks for irregularities in colour, texture and the shape of the lesion and sends back its diagnosis: low, medium or high-risk. It correctly identifies dangerous melanomas 96% of the time, way better than family doctors (60%), dermatologists (75%) and even specialist dermatologists (92%). And all of this happens within 30 seconds of you pressing the button marked SEND.

 


 

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Topics: Digital Health, Cancer