Effective Screening for Bowel Cancer Thanks to Big Data
In cancer, early diagnosis is key for survival. This study has shown screening of big data, results in effective early detection of colon cancer.
VU computer scientists Mark Hoogendoorn, Reinier Cup and Annette at Teije, in collaboration with Leon Moons (UMC Utrecht) and Mattijs Numans (LUMC, VUmc) used new techniques to develop a predictive model for colon cancer, leading to a publication in Computers in Biology and Medicine.
Mark Hoogendoorn: “Medical research through data analysis is an increasingly important form of research. Data analysis on such a great scale as we have done here, is unique in the Netherlands. ”
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The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.