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The Weekly, January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

The Weekly

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AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (U.S. News & World Report)—In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the severity of prostate tumors.

Researchers found that their artificial intelligence system was “near perfect” in determining whether prostate tissue contained cancer cells. And it was on par with 23 “world-leading” pathologists in judging the severity of prostate tumors.

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The Foundation in the News

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $3.13 Million for Charity

SUNDAY, Jan. 12, 2020 (IGN)—Awesome Games Done Quick, the video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for various charities, has finished its week-long 2020 run by raising $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

AGDQ 2020 also received more monetary donations than any other Games Done Quick event in the past, according to a press release. Games Done Quick says it received more than 54,000 donations from across more than 80 countries.

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