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AI Could be About to Transform the Mammogram

A new technique seems to predict many breast cancer cases

When Regina Barzilay returned to work after her breast-cancer leave seven years ago, she was struck by an unexpected thought.

The MIT artificial-intelligence expert had just endured chemotherapy, two lumpectomies and radiation at Massachusetts General Hospital, and all the brutal side effects that come along with those treatments.

"I walked in the door to my office and thought 'We here at MIT are doing all this sophisticated algorithmic work that could have so many applications'," Barzilay said. "And one subway stop away the people who could benefit from it are dying."

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