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…

           

Global People: Jho Low – Hoping to See More Proposals on Health, Education and Environmental Conservation

30 Mar

[As originally published in Global People and at HQRW.com.cn] Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) is an international investor, philanthropist, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Jynwel Capital Limited and Director of Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited. Mr. Low was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1981, graduated from Harrow School in London in 2000 and received…

               

Disrupting the Status Quo in Cancer Care

31 Oct

On October 20, I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Angel Ball in support of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. It was humbling to be honored at the event on behalf of Jynwel Charitable Foundation and our work to eradicate cancer. On stage, I shared why my family and I are passionate about and committed to…

                   

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…

               

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…

                   

Houston Chronicle: “M.D. Anderson Moon Shots program gets $50 million pledge”

18 Oct

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will receive $50 million from a global investor for its ambitious assault on eight difficult cancers, the institution announced at a news conference Friday reporting on first-year progress of the initiative. Read the entire article here.