“Advances in Breast Cancer Research”
NCI-funded researchers are working to advance our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. They are also looking at how to address disparities and improve quality of life for survivors of the disease.
Breast cancer is one of a few cancers for which an effective screening test is available. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and ultrasound are also used to detect breast cancer, but not as routine screening tools.
Ongoing studies are looking at ways to enhance current breast cancer screening options. Technological advances in imaging are creating new opportunities for improvements in both screening and early detection.
Two concerns in breast cancer screening, as in all cancer screening, are the potential for diagnosing tumors that will not become life-threatening (overdiagnosis) and the possibility of receiving false-positive test results.
As cancer treatment is becoming more individualized, researchers are looking at ways to personalize breast cancer screening. They are studying screening methods that are appropriate for each woman’s level of risk and limit the possibility of overdiagnosis.
The AI is said to be an artificially intelligent machine in various situations. In other words, these are systems that can respond to similar conditions such as an intelligent human, including understanding complex situations, simulating thinking processes and human reasoning methods, and demonstrating accurate responding, learning and ability to acquire knowledge, and reasoning for solving problems.
By using image processing pattern recognition, and AI, researchers have been able to provide techniques that accurately detect masses.