Artificial Intelligence is predicting breast cancer in women as well as humans in one recent study. Existing breast cancer screening programs are usually based on mammography at similar time intervals, annually or every two years for all women. This approach is not optimal for cancer detection on an individual basis. A “one size fits all” may hamper the effectiveness of screening programs.

“Risk prediction is an important building block of an individually adapted screening policy,” said study lead author Karin Dembrower, M.D., breast radiologist and Ph.D. candidate from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. “Effective risk prediction can improve attendance and confidence in screening programs.”

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