It's Watson for Oncology's first partnership with a community hospital.
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Watson’s ability to sift through troves of the latest medical data – including mountains of clinical trial data, medical journal entries, textbooks, and other literature – is a considerable asset for doctors who have to see as many patients as those in a community setting do. Watson can present cancer care teams with reports ranking the most effective therapies and treatment options.
IBM has already struck numerous health care-focused collaborations, such as partnering with major medical centers to help doctors read standard medical imaging and hooking up with the likes of Pfizer pfe to develop next-gen cancer drugs.
Watson for Oncology has already been taught how to suss out treatment plans for breast, lung, colorectal, cervical, ovarian, and gastric cancers, and will be trained on nine additional cancers this year, according to IBM.