The technologies improving metastatic breast cancer detection

February 6, 2019

Google’s latest breast cancer tackling offering is called the Lymph Node Assistant (LYNA) and has been taught to recognise characteristics of tumours by studying cancer patient scans. During a trial of the software, LYNA was said to help doctors inspect scans in half the usual time and with 99% accuracy.

Nodal metastasis can occur as a result of many different types of cancer but influences treatment decisions in particular when it comes to breast cancer. Detecting the spread of breast cancer to patient’s lymph nodes can be the difference between whether they receive radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or the potential surgical removal of additional lymph nodes.