The Weekly: AI for colon cancer, Biden’s proposed health agency, and more

Published on April 16, 2021

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This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (Wired)—Michael Wallace has performed hundreds of colonoscopies in his 20 years as a gastroenterologist. He thinks he’s pretty good at recognizing the growths, or polyps, that can spring up along the ridges of the colon and potentially turn into cancer. But he isn’t always perfect. Sometimes the polyps are flat and hard to see. Other times, doctors just miss them. “We’re all humans,” says Wallace, who works at the Mayo Clinic. After a morning of back-to-back procedures that require attention to minute details, he says, “we get tired.”

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The 2021 Community Grants Cycle is open

Since 2007, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded grants to outstanding projects in 35 states, tribes and territories. The 2021 Community Grants cycle is currently open and accepting applications.

To apply, read and follow the Guidelines and Submission instructions. Application deadline is April 21, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET. Apply now.

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