On Thursday 22nd of March, WeHealth by Servier will be hosting its regular innovation meetup, based on the topic “AI and Big Data for better cancer treatment”
In 2017, new cancer cases was estimated at 3.7 million in China. Precision Oncology has become a promising field in cancer treatment for its ability to discern which patients would benefit the most from a particular treatment.
Using AI and Big Data, precision medicine makes analyzing and identifying specific biomarkers and treatment targets for diseases become possible based on personal genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics information. In 2015, a national precision medicine strategy committee, which involved 19 experts, was set up. It also plans to invest RMB 60 billion on precision medicine between 2015 and 2030.