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Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Care

We support expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and oncology in Quebec through an active community of practice who seeks to improve care for people with cancer and their loved ones.
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 the 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.

To integrate these technologies into care pathways, it is essential that people understand AI and what it can concretely change in the oncology field. With the support of the Quebec Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE), the Canadian Cancer Society and the CHUM School of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (ÉIAS) created a series of training courses and awareness activities to give health professionals and people living with cancer the tools they need to use AI in cancer care. 

We have developed a learning pathway for Quebec 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. 
 

AI-Oncology community

We held the “AI-Oncology Training Day: share your knowledge with impact” in November 2023 during a symposium about AI in healthcare. Specialists in andragogy helped participants explore and experiment with learning methods adapted to their needs.

A community of experts in AI and oncology was launched to stimulate collaboration between researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and patient partners and continue to equip them to effectively pass on their AI know-how.

Our tools to understand AI

The IA et Oncologie podcast (AI and Oncology, in French only) presents the stories of specialists, caregivers and patient partners. They discuss issues with the cancer care pathway and the solutions AI offers to better support people affected by cancer.
Our educational kit, offered only in French, provides keys to understanding what AI is. It explains how this new technology can help prevent cancer and make a difference for people affected by cancer at every stage of the care pathway. 

Mapping AI and Oncology Projects in Quebec

This guide lists laboratories, research projects and entrepreneurial initiatives combining AI and oncology. A growing innovation ecosystem in Quebec!

To learn more, contact Julia Nordlund (julia.nordlund@cancer.ca).

This program is organized by the Canadian Cancer Society and the CHUM School of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, with the financial support of the Quebec Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE).

 

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