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AI’s potential in oncology is huge, especially in terms of cancer prevention and detection and the personalization of cancer treatments. AI can improve the efficiency and quality of care and increase our odds of saving lives. At the Canadian Cancer Society, we invest in cutting-edge research to stimulate innovations for the benefit of people with cancer and their loved ones. In 2022-2023, we invested $50.1 million in research projects, including $7.2 million in Quebec.
However, to integrate these technologies into care pathways, it is essential that people understand AI and what it can concretely change in the oncology field. In 2020, we began working with the CHUM School of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare to give healthcare professionals and people living with cancer the tools they need to use AI in healthcare. We created a series of training courses, as well as an educational kit* and a podcast* with testimonials. We are currently developing a learning pathway for AI experts in oncology so they can hone their ability to pass on their know-how to their peers, to medical teams, and to people living with cancer. Involving all these stakeholders is essential to develop and implement solutions that are focused on people and adapted to the needs of healthcare professionals.
As part of this program, a series of meetings will be held to strengthen know-how in AI and oncology in Quebec. A new Projects Guide will also be released this winter.
Stay tuned for the latest on this project and the pioneering solutions being developed by our experts!
*Available only in French