Georgetown conducting real-time study of fertility app

Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is recruiting up to 1,200 women for a real-time study of Cycle Technologies’ smartphone app that calculates a woman’s fertility on a daily basis.

Study: Shorter, higher-dose radiotherapy effective for prostate cancer

A shorter course of radiotherapy with fewer sessions and higher dosage is as effective as the standard of care in treating prostate cancer, a U.K. study found. Switching over to this shorter schedule would not only benefit patients, but also help the National Health Service save tens of millions of pounds.

Harvard, MIT researchers harness deep learning for more accurate breast cancer pathology

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have worked together to create an analysis of breast cancer pathology that incorporates artificial intelligence. They found that their system–and the evaluation by pathologists themselves–worked better when used in conjunction than either did alone.

IBM creates medical imaging collaborative to improve personalized care, reduce inefficiencies

IBM has formed a Watson Health medical imaging collaborative alongside more than 15 health systems, academic centers, imaging technology companies and ambulatory radiology providers.  The initiative aims to cut down on inefficient and uncoordinated healthcare and make imaging a daily practice for doctors treating a variety of diseases and conditions, thereby improving personalized care.