"We discovered that people who develop six or more basal cell carcinomas during a 10-year period are about three times more likely than the general population to develop other, unrelated cancers,” said senior author Dr. Kavita Sarin."
“This approach is particularly powerful because it allows us to expose the immune system to many different cancer-specific epitopes simultaneously,” said lead author Dr. Nigel Kooreman. “Once activated, the immune system is on alert to target cancers as they develop throughout the body.”
Researchers have demonstrated a computer-driven image recognition system capable of diagnosing many types of skin cancer as accurately, they claim, as dermatologists, according to a paper published online in Nature (Jan. 25, 2017).
Developed at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Stanford University in California, the computer system—known as a convolutional neural network (CNN)—was created to...