They use artificial intelligence to detect breast cancer


Cancer is one of the diseases of the century, but with the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be prevented up to five years in advance, this according to what was expressed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who, Together with the Massachusetts General Hospital, they developed a model to predict it and therefore prevent it.

The research showed numbers that, with AI, 31 percent of patients at high risk of cancer can be prevented, while with traditional techniques it is only 18 percent.

Adam Yala, doctoral candidate of the institute in question, said that the purpose is that if a woman has a high risk can be evaluated constantly, so that researchers have a learning system with 70 thousand digital mammography images, and thanks to hybrid models, common risk factors will be included, such as age, family history and breast density, and with a little more than 3 percent, continuity has been given to detect cancer in five years.

In another study, American researchers at the Harvard Medical School developed an artificial molecule to stop the development of cancer, and it is important to note that if the family of WNT proteins (molecules that control cell-to-cell communication in humans) It is out of control can cause cancer in the digestive tract and colon, as well as osteoarthritis.

Mariann Bienz, a scientist at Cancer Research UK at the MRC Molecular Biology Laboratory in Cambridge, said in a statement that cancer research carries with it great challenges, so blocking the interaction between proteins in cells is difficult, but work performed shows that it is possible with the interaction between BCL9 and beta-catenin.

According to the National Cancer Institute in the United States, from 2007 to 2009, 12.4 percent of the women who were born will have breast cancer at some point in their lives, that is, one in eight will be diagnosed.

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