Using AI in Early Lung Cancer Detection

Lung cancer awarness

Did you know lung cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States? November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the focus for this week’s Domain Knowledge. In this post, we explore the use of technology and screening in early lung cancer detection.

In the article New Directions: What Innovations Are Coming Down the Pike for Lung Cancer, Everyday Health highlights new developments in the lung cancer space. Note the combination of AI and precision medicine in predicting patients that will respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Lung cancer screening and early diagnosis go hand in hand; unfortunately, a recent survey shows that only about 36% of people know that screening is available. The American Lung Association shares New Survey: Most Americans Don’t Know About Lifesaving Lung Cancer Screening, highlighting the need for education and awareness.

AuntMinnie notes that in head and neck cancer survivors, lung cancer screening may aid in detecting secondary lung cancer earlier. The article, CT finds secondary lung disease in head and neck cancer survivors provides more detail.

Artificial intelligence could help diagnose lung cancer a year earlier suggests using AI to support lung cancer screening could help diagnose more patients at an early s targe.

That’s a wrap for this week’s review of news and happenings in the healthcare AI space. In closing, I’ll leave you with an invitation to learn more about the benefits of using an end-to-end AI platform to manage multiple applications across your clinical needs and offer you a personal demo of Ferrum’s platform and growing AI catalog.

If you have AI tips, suggestions, or resources you’d like to share, leave us a note below and please feel free to suggest topics that you would like to see covered in future posts.

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Kathleen Poulos

Kathleen is a registered nurse with a digital marketing background, a love for using technology to solve healthcare challenges and a passion for improving patient care.

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