Artificial intelligence helps early cancer screening

  At the end of 2020, a medical journal published an article reviewing 10 remarkable advances in the medical field in 2020. Early cancer screening technology was listed as one of them.
  Experts believe that screening can help improve the rate of early cancer diagnosis and treatment. Cancer screening is an extremely effective way to reduce the mortality of malignant tumors. At the level of cancer prevention and treatment benefits, cancer screening is an effective way to reduce the burden of disease. It helps to increase the early diagnosis and treatment rate of cancer in key populations, improve the survival rate and quality of life of patients, and reduce mortality and future morbidity.
  Chen Ming, director of the Zhejiang Cancer Prevention and Control Office, believes that cancer screening will not only help increase residents’ awareness of the core knowledge of cancer prevention, popularize healthy lifestyles, and strengthen residents’ awareness of active participation in screening, but also help to further improve the overall cancer prevention network. , To promote the standardization and homogenization of cancer diagnosis and treatment. “Cancer screening not only screens high-risk groups efficiently and accurately, it can also identify new high-risk factors for cancer based on changes in residents’ eating habits and disease spectrum. In the past, cancer screening was subject to the quality control level of fecal occult blood testing products. The effect of the construction level of informatization is constrained.” The
  current rapid rise of artificial intelligence, big data, informatization, and new tumor marker inspections will help improve the level of early screening in China.
  According to reports, an artificial intelligence cloud diagnosis technology has been applied in cervical cancer screening in some areas of my country. After the sampling institution collects the image information of the cell specimen and transmits it to the cloud diagnosis platform via the Internet, the artificial intelligence automatically performs the diagnosis. The pathologist only needs to review and confirm the few results that the artificial intelligence diagnosis is positive, saving a lot of manual labor.
  Chen Ming said that in 2020, Zhejiang Provincial Office of Cancer Prevention and Treatment has developed a provincial cancer screening information platform. The platform integrates medical informatization, artificial intelligence, big data and other technologies to realize the unified access and management of cancer screening project information in the province, and meet the diversification of screening process management, intelligent quality control, data security, and big data analysis. Demand, and have good agile expansion ability, provide support for the whole process of screening, diagnosis and treatment.
  ”Using intelligent technology in cancer screening and quality control for large-scale populations can further improve the efficiency and quality of cancer screening.” said Dr. Shi Lei, the head of the research and development of the cancer screening platform in Zhejiang Province.
  ”Relying on this platform, the detection rate of bowel cancer screening in Zhejiang Province is higher than that of similar projects.” Chen Ming said that after the implementation of bowel cancer screening in Zhejiang in 2020, it will greatly save the public’s medical expenses and long-term expenditures of the medical insurance fund.