MrSeb writes: "Computer scientists and pathologists at Stanford University now have a computer system that can look a tissue sample and diagnose breast cancer more accurately than a human doctor. The computer system, called C-Path (Computational Pathologist), even went one step further and identified previously-undiscovered cellular structures that can be used by computers and humans alike to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer patients in the future. C-Path replaces the human looking down the microscope and uses computer vision to look for the same cancerous indicators. All told, C-Path uses 6,642 cellular factors (compared to the handful used by human doctors). The researchers hope that C-Path can improve cancer diagnosis and prognosis, bring advanced medicine to developing countries, and hopefully improve pre-cancerous screening to prevent cancer in the first place."
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