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IUDs may have a surprising benefit: Protection against cervical cancer

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: Protection against cervical cancer

Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide. A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer. The systematic […]

Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors

Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors

Findings support new strategy of continuous drug delivery by implantable device Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer undergo surgery to remove as many of the tumors as possible. However, it is usually impossible to eliminate all of the cancer cells because they have spread throughout the abdomen. Surgery is therefore followed by 18 weeks of […]

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Artificial intelligence—commonly known as A.I.—is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I. to tailor product ads to customers’ tastes quicker and with more precision than any breathing marketing analyst. And, soon, A.I. will be used to “read” biomedical images more accurately than […]