EU invests in advanced technologies for cancer prevention and treatment

EPA/LEX VAN LIESHOUT

An image showing the first PET-MRI scanner of the Netherlands being used at the academic hospital VUmc in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16 October 2012. With the new scanner, developed by Philips, it is possible to make a PET (positron emission tomography) and MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) scan at once.

EU invests in advanced technologies for cancer prevention and treatment


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The European Commission launched on 9 July a call for proposals with €35 million available to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on Artificial Intelligence, as part of the Horizon 2020 programme.
Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will convene on 10 July the second high-level roundtable that brings together representatives of the European Commission, the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology industries and the civil society, to discuss key topics such as electronic health records systems, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing.

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