sourangshu-bhattacharya-iitkgpIIT-KGP researchers using machine learning to develop pre-screening tool for cancer

The Hindu Business Line (July 31, 2019)

Esophageal cancer or cancer of the food pipe is among common cancers that occur in India. Every year some 47,000 new cases are reported and 42,000 people die because of this disease. Its occurrence is particularly high in the north-eastern states. It is often diagnosed late as its symptoms are not very specific and patients are treated for other causes. In such a situation, early diagnosis can help save lives.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have used machine learning techniques to come up with a possible solution. They have developed a machine learning-based algorithm for predicting signs of esophageal cancer, based on demographic data and results of certain clinical tests. (Read More)