World Cancer Day is held every February 4th to raise awareness, improve education and encourage action to advance treatment and increase government actions to help save more lives. Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has expanded internationally into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite, including the Scottish iCAIRD (Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Digital Diagnostics) consortium. This year’s World Cancer Day’s theme is “Close the Care Gap”, which aims to raise awareness of the various barriers that can impact on the care pathway for patients with cancer.
Our work to improve cancer diagnosis through the application of artificial intelligence (AI) is vital as iCAIRD works to establish a world-class centre of excellence. iCAIRD aims to bring researchers, clinicians, health planners, industry & the public together, facilitating collaboration between researchers, clinicians and innovative SMEs (small & medium enterprises) to better inform clinical questions, and ultimately solve healthcare challenges more quickly and efficiently.
To mark World Cancer Day, we wanted to share some of the ongoing iCAIRD research that we hope will revolutionise diagnosis.