iToBoS presented at Gerió Digital

iToBoS project has been presented by Gerió Digital, a native digital newspaper of the Girona regions with 410.000 monthly readers.

The news explains that UdG coordinates an international project to create an early detection tool for melanoma using artificial intelligence.

The proposal will develop a body scanner that will carry out a comprehensive assessment of patients and allow different types of skin cancer to be diagnosed early and in a personalized way. It will do so through an artificial intelligence system capable of integrating information from different sources: from images of the patient's skin surface, their demographic data and medical records to genomic information through 'a sample of saliva.

In addition, the research will allow the development of an artificial intelligence system to assist health professionals in carrying out a comprehensive diagnosis of skin cancer personalized for each patient. It is hoped that this advance will contribute to improving detection rates and generating highly individualized diagnoses.

Skin cancer is the most common human malignancy and its incidence has increased in the last ten years. Of the different types of skin cancer, melanoma is the leading cause of death. According to the most recent statistics, skin melanoma is the sixth most common type of cancer in Europe, with more than 144,000 new cases diagnosed in 2018. However, it can be cured if treated during the early stage. In fact, more than 90% of melanoma patients are still alive after five years, if they are treated in time.

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