The Physicians Committee


Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Doctors in Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Researchers developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool known as a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN), and found it is able to diagnose skin cancer (specifically melanoma) more accurately than a group of 58 international dermatologists with varying levels of expertise. The tool was created using Google’s AI technology and was trained using 100,000 skin images. 

New Research Approach Identifies 171 Drug Candidates for Lung Cancer Treatment

A new research approach screens a library of 200,000 chemical compounds with more than 100 well-characterized, human lung cancer cell lines to identify 'therapeutic triads': potential drug candidates that would kill the cancer cells, biomarkers that would predict who may respond to the candidate drug, and the molecular targets of each active chemical.