In this week’s MTB Roundup: communicable cancer in clams, at home sperm tests, botched “stem-cell tourism” and more…
Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, professor of operational research at MIT has devised a machine-learning model to help advise patients and doctors about the relative benefits of various combinational chemotherapy treatments, and help researchers predict the toxicity and survivability of new combinations of drugs that have previously not been tried together.
A new Cambridge-based company hopes to leverage the body's inter-cellular deliver system for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
“Cancer medicine does not ask us to do precision medicine as a side note; cancer medicine ask us to do precision medicine as a basis,” said Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, at the opening keynote of the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit on Monday.
Smartphones already help manage chronic pain, facilitate meditation and even prescribe corrective lenses. But what if they could be used to diagnose cancer as well?