Breast cancer cells.

Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, on diagnostic accuracy in breast biopsies

Although pathologists generally do a good job of spotting breast cancer there is no doubt that assistance is always useful. As such, UCLA scientists have developed a novel artificial intelligence system that aids in the reading of biopsies.

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Citation: Mercan E, Mehta S, Bartlett J, Shapiro LG, Weaver DL, Elmore JG. Assessment of Machine Learning of Breast Pathology Structures for Automated Differentiation of Breast Cancer and High-Risk Proliferative Lesions. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 2;2(8):e198777. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.8777. PMID: 31397859; PMCID: PMC6692690.