NIT Calicut launches AI for cancer initiative

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The National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) and MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute (MVCCRI) have signed a deal to work with Maastricht University on AI for cancer research. 
The joint research with the Maastricht University and Maastro Clinic, Netherlands will leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science to enable early detection and treatment of cancer.

In 2020, cancer took the lives of 10 million people worldwide. In the same year, an estimated 19.3 million new cancer cases were registered, according to the Global Cancer Statistics 2020 report. In India, 1,392,179 cancer cases were reported during the same period. Around 50 percent of deaths are due to late diagnosis.


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In a LinkedIn post, NIT Calicut said that a joint research work involving the three institutes, using the ‘Federated Learning’ method for improving lung cancer treatment, is already progressing.

NIT Calicut had also organised a discussion where faculty members from the institute, doctors and research scholars shared their ideas on leveraging AI, ML and data science to help medical practitioners take better clinical decisions for effective cancer treatment.
While speaking at the event, NIT Calicut Director Prof Prasad Krishna called upon the young researchers in the country to utilise their research potential compassionately, bringing comfort to the suffering patients.

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Pritam Bordoloi
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