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CancerLinQ, Cancer Moonshot Funding Opportunities, AI, and More

IP Blog | Dave Melin | March 5, 2017

BioBlog WeeklyThis week’s BioBlog is stocked with current articles from around the web that relate to oncology, big data, and innovative health care.

CancerLinQ Partners with Premier Radiation Oncology Society

This new partnership promises to bring radiation oncology expertise to help improve cancer care.

NCI Announced New Funding Opportunities Related to Cancer Moonshot

The National Cancer Institute has announced over a dozen new funding choices that should make it easier to identify Moonshot funding opportunities.

More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows

In this New York Times article, we hear from Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an oncologist and vice provost at the University of Pennsylvania that nearly, “nine out of every 10 are taking money” .

New JOP Editorial Encourages Using Available Data to Determine what Patients and Caregivers Value Most in Care

In his editorial, Dr. Arif Kamal recommends considering aggregated data methods including patient-reported outcomes and open-ended narrative avenues, such as qualitative inquiries.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Augmentation or Companionship?

This article from HealthIT Analytics notes that artificial intelligence and machine learning captured the imaginations of HIMSS17 attendees, but debate over the role of AI in healthcare is starting to build.

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