Smart technologies, integrated diagnosis and artificial intelligence can remove complexity and waste in oncology therapies. With the right information available at the right time, physicians are empowered in their decision-making and patients will benefit as a result.
At a glance
Advancements that support accuracy in diagnosis and treatment add value for the patient, affecting both outcomes and cost
Decision-support systems can bring hard-to-access information directly to physicians to empower, educate and standardize
Technology is key to cancer diagnosis and treatment, enabling clinical advancements, improving workflow speed and reducing uncertainty
Hear what your peers are saying about advancing the quality of cancer care
These experts discuss the various ways in which technology, data and insights play a key role in advancing the quality of cancer care today and in the future.
Dr. Kastner discusses the importance of precision diagnosis in cancer care
With those MRIs, we can reduce the number of biopsies we are taking. We're saving 40% of biopsies. Not only is that a saving in monetary terms, it's also a saving of patient side effects." *
Christof Kastner, PhD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU
Consultant Urologist & Prostate Cancer Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals
Dr. Jackman examines how technology can support the best care decisions
Wouldn't it be a shame if a patient didn't know that a clinical trial was available? How do we make sure that their doctor knows about this particular trial? Wouldn't it be a shame if a physician wasn't aware of these particular steps that one had to take when starting on a specific complex medication regiment?"
David Jackman, M.D.
Medical Director of Clinical Pathways, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Postmus discusses how can big data lead to personalized medicine
On the one hand we have what we want to describe as personalized medicine. So the treatment is tailored to what is found in the patient. And on the other hand, we want to more or less generalize how to use therapy in a group of patients."
Professor Pieter Postmus, M.D., PhD
Head of Department and Professor of Pulmonology, Leiden University Medical Centre