IITKGP Collaborative Research Enables Auto-Identification of Aggressive Breast Cancer

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Although the phrases "deep learning algorithms” and “image visualization techniques" invoke ideas of high-tech surveillance, these technologies may soon be more applied in medicine as compared to military scenarios. A team of IIT Kharagpur researchers in collaboration with the Breast Oncology team at Tata Medical Centre (TMC), Kolkata has just devised a technology that makes possible the automated identification of aggressive breast cancers more precisely than a pathologist.

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