What to make of smart machines that may soon outperform doctors

Artificial neural networks are getting really good at identifying skin cancer The first artificial intelligence to solve scientific problems debuted in 1967, when it proved capable of deducing...

Knight Cancer signal achievements of 2016

The staff and faculty of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute accomplished much together during the past year. Here's a sampling of achievements that reflect the mission of delivering compassionate care...

The ‘Cancer translated’ blog top ten posts of 2016

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s "Cancer translated" blog explores new findings, ideas and debates in cancer medicine, from basic biology, to clinical trials, to prevention, survivorship and...

Predicting colon polyp risk from microRNA

Differences in microRNA in colon polyps may help identify high risk cases that require more frequent follow-up screening, according to a study with four OHSU co-authors that is featured on the cover...

Blood test for cancer early detection? A giant study is underway

Grail Inc., a startup with investors including Microsoft's Bill Gates and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, made a splash earlier this year when it unveiled plans to develop a blood-based screening test for...

Making better decisions to prevent colon cancer

Colorectal cancer mortality rates (per 100,000) are as much as six times higher in red counties than in those colored dark blue. (Source: NCI SEER data 2007-2011) To prevent deaths from colon...

The promise of early detection

Nearly a century ago, a Greek immigrant physician in New York City began refining microscopy techniques for examining cells gently scraped from the female reproductive tract. The results were...