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Technological Weapons Against Cancer
The introduction of technology in cancer treatments has brought about a profound revolution.
Digitization, multidisciplinary networking, and diagnostic precision have transformed healthcare in cancer patients like never before, and have enabled personalized treatments that greatly improve patients’ quality of life.
Under the motto “Recipes for transformation in the oncological Health Continuum: what can the manager do?”, presented the new image-guided diagnostic and treatment technologies as a basic pillar for personalized medicine,However, a new approach to oncological care that implies an improvement in treatments and a considerable reduction in healthcare costs.
His adoption of 21st-century technologies in the fight against this disease has meant a qualitative leap. That cannot underestimate since it improves patient outcomes. Therefore, The diagnosis (increasingly early), knowing in early times the capacity of tumor metastasis. The possibility of characterizing and classifying them allows much more effective and personalized care. Leading to a notable improvement in the patient’s life. And this would not be possible without innovation.
Therefore, The importance that all cancer patients should medically diagnose treated and followed in an orderly and adequate manner. And he emphasized the need for connected multidisciplinary groups. “we try to guarantee continuity of care and maximize coordination between hospitals and primary care, offer the best therapeutic options and guarantee the quality of care.”
Also, Medina drew attention to management tools based on data collection and network systems to assess activity, quality, costs, benchmarking, user and professional satisfaction. “The scenario presented to us with data and technology is that we are going to have real data of what we do and what works.”
“It is estimated that, by 2020, 246,713 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed”
Multidisciplinary network work, information management, and diagnostic precision were the most repeated words in the congress. However, The digitization of imaging techniques, which allow faster and more effective detection methods. And the possibility of accessing the information collected by professionals from different healthcare branches. In real-time, are one of the greatest advances in personalized medicine. With the digitization of the pathological anatomy, the need to share physical samples avoid. And which implies eliminating the requirements, shipping costs and transport times, speeding up the process, and improving the diagnostic waiting time, something fundamental in treatment Of cancer. This, in turn, translates into a diagnostic improvement, reduction of costs, waiting time, and optimization of healthcare resources.
“Digital pathology has brought about a revolution in cancer diagnosis”
Computational pathology is one of the clearest examples of digitization, connectivity, and information management. Considered an essential tool when sharing diagnoses and findings between different professionals, regardless of the center they work in. For many, it is the door to new personalized medicine of the 21st century.
The computational pathology supposes the irruption of the Big Data in the oncological diagnosis. Since it allows the integration in real-time, on the screen of the pathologist’s computer. Of all the data of the patient object of study necessary for its diagnosis and treatment: clinical history, analytical, histological images of analysis.
For this reason, Philips and the company LabPon (the first clinical laboratory to switch to digital histopathology diagnosis) have announced the creation of a digital database of annotated tissue image sets and massive data. By using the IntelliSite Pathology Solution technology.Technological weapons against cancer.
“In 20 years, the number of diagnosed tumors experience constant growth in the world due to early detection techniques and increased life expectancy”
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