Computer programme could predict if immunotherapy will work

Anne Li                                                                                     November 3rd, 2017


Combining information from different cancer scans could offer a way to predict if immunotherapy will work, according to a small unpublished study. Researchers said the computer programme offers a possible way of gauging the likelihood of successful treatment without the need for an invasive tissue sample (biopsy). The approach, presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, is called radiomics. It is an emerging field in medicine that gathers large amounts of information from medical images (CT, MRI and PET scans) and uses computer programming to sort the tumour images in to groups based on shared ‘radiomic features’.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-10-27-computer-programme-could-predict-if-immunotherapy-will-work

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