IBM takes Watson for Oncology to BD

Dhaka,  Mon,  24 July 2017
Published : 13 Jun 2017, 21:22:01
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IBM takes Watson for Oncology to BD



IBM Tuesday announced its collaboration with RITE Solutions Limited to deploy Watson for Oncology, a cognitive computing platform trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering, in hospitals in Bangladesh. Under this agreement with IBM, RITE Solutions will work with hospitals across the country to support physicians to provide personalized, evidence-based cancer care. This agreement marks the first IBM Watson partnership in Bangladesh. According to National Centre for Biotechnology Information report, there are 1.5 million cancer patients in Bangladesh, with more than 200,000 patients newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Compounding the growing health challenge, Bangladesh faces an acute shortage of oncologists available to fight the disease in the country. There are just 150 qualified clinical oncologists and 16 pediatric oncologists in the entire country and only 1 clinical oncologist for every 10,000 cancer patients.     — Statement
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