Mapping Program Guides Doctors Navigating Cancer Treatments
PiCnIc produces maps of cancer progression, using the smallest pieces of data to predict the likeliest paths.
A Map To Help Cancer Doctors Find Their Way
What if doctors could call up a computerized map that would show them how a case of cancer is likely to progress? Tumor cells can mutate in unexpected ways. And cancers can suddenly grow. For doctors, anticipating cancer's next moves can help guide timely, effective patient treatment. A mapping program, called PiCnIc for short, aims to help physicians in staying a step ahead of cancer and preparing long-term treatment plans with fewer elements of surprise. (Kim, 9/9)
In other health technology news —
The Star Tribune:
Who's Holding The Knife? Growing Number Of Surgeons Expected To Use Robotic Tools
A new wave of robotically assisted tools for knee and hip replacements is moving into specialty centers and hospitals around Minnesota, and the number of procedures appears poised to spike in 2017. The surgical robots carry big price tags, but people who use them say the cost is made up in quicker recovery times and more predictable results, especially in complex cases. (Snowbeck, 9/9)