The European Commission launched the European Cancer Imaging Initiative, a new database for cancer images to help train artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer.
After the recent Council recommendation to expand cancer guidelines for lung, gastric and prostate cancer, the European Commission launched this project aimed at collecting and storing imaging cancer data. Such a tool should help tackle issues related to data access and fragmentation.
Alongside being a flagship action planned under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the European Cancer Imaging initiative is closely in line with the objectives of the European Data Strategy and the European Health Data Space, potentially creating synergies for the establishment of a secure data framework for researchers, innovators and doctors.
Such initiative announced by the
Commission at its Brussels-based launch event on 23 January, has
already set ambitious targets, including the development of tools
for personalised medicine to advance cancer diagnostic and
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