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Doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well

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Learn how doctors will be able to develop targeted cancer therapy based on you and your cancer’s genetics.


How to personalize cancer treatment


Once a doctor sequences your full genome as well as your cancer’s DNA, mapping that information to the right treatment is difficult. Today, these types of DNA-based plans, where available, can take weeks or even months. Cognitive systems will decrease these times, while increasing the availability by providing doctors with information they can use to quickly build a focused treatment plan in just days or even minutes – all via the cloud.

Within five years, deep insights based on DNA sequencing will be accessible to more doctors and patients to help tackle cancer. By using cognitive systems that continuously learn about cancer and the patients who have cancer, the level of care will only improve. No more assumptions about cancer location or type, or any disease with a DNA link, like heart disease and stroke.

more at http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/machine-learning-applications/targeted-cancer-therapy.shtml#fbid=2VHk6CaxW6l

directly view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0M1DMdc1mQ0


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