Washington Post: Why Jho Low Donated $50 Million to Try to Teach Watson to Be a Cancer Expert

26 Jun

Jho Low’s largest gift to date — $50 million — is also his most ambitious. Low gave the money to a project at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the renowned facility that is part of the University of Texas medical system, to try to transform the Watson computer system of “Jeopardy!” fame into a cancer expert…

           

Scientific American: “Expert Cancer Care May Soon Be Everywhere, Thanks to Watson”

20 Oct

Doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are using Watson to drive a software tool called the Oncology Expert Advisor, which serves as both a live reference manual and a virtual expert advisor for practicing clinicians. Eventually it could provide the best treatment options for individual cancer patients at medical centers around the…

               

Big Data: Let’s Measure its Potential in Kilometers, Not Gigabytes

17 Sep

“Big Data” in medicine usually calls to mind big computers hacking their way through gigabytes of data to find the cures to awful diseases; robotic Ponce De Leon’s searching for the fountain of youth. But as much as we stand in awe of the tools, we should be looking more at how they can be…

         

Calling on IBM’s Watson to Cure Cancer

25 Jul

Though Western medicine has made great strides in understanding cancer, this expertise is often not available everywhere in the world. Two years ago, when Mr. Jho Low’s grandfather was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, Mr. Low was able to call on the expertise of MD Anderson to guide his grandfather’s care from afar. Now, MD…

               

Democratizing healthcare through cancer research

02 May

There are seven billion people on our planet and chances are we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. To see a loved one thrown head first into the world of a disease that plays by no rules and offers no road map is heartbreaking. We most often hear of cancer as one…

                 

Leading The Charge To Democratize Healthcare

04 Mar

There are seven billion people on our planet and chances are we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. To see a loved one thrown head first into the world of a disease that plays by no rules and offers no road map is heartbreaking. We most often hear of cancer as one…