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New AI can detect early signs of lung cancer

MIT and Mass General

According to NBC, researchers in Boston have had a breakthrough in lung cancer screening by using AI to detect the disease before doctors can. The new tool, Sybil, has been shown to accurately predict whether a person will develop lung cancer in the next year 86% to 94% of the time. Even with regular screenings, the human eye has limits. AI can be used to see what doctors cannot.

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer deaths. Once Sybil is approved by the FDA for public use, it could help numerous people treat cancer early, and potentially prevent deaths.

Read more at NBC.


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