AI can teach doctors to spot signs of cancer-causing viruses

By | July 10, 2019
The Epstein-Barr virus is linked to stomach cancer

The Epstein-Barr virus is linked to stomach cancer

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Signs of viruses that can lead to cancer, like the human papillomavirus (HPV) or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), can be found in tissue samples with costly tests that aren’t always accurate. But a new study shows that artificial intelligence can hunt down these signs reliably – and can help teach human doctors to spot them too.

Some cancers can have viral or non-viral pathways, such as gastric cancer or head and neck cancer. In these cases, it’s crucial to determine whether a virus is involved in …

New Scientist – Health