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Breast cancer imaging challenge one part of achieving Cancer Moonshot

August 15, 2016

Breast cancer imaging challenge one part of achieving Cancer Moonshot

From Health Imaging

Caitlin Wilson

Participants in the Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge are trying to do their part to contribute to the nationwide goal of completing 10 years of cancer research in half the time. It’s funded under the Cancer Moonshot’s Coding4Cancer initiative pitting coding teams against each other in a friendly fight to see who can come up with the best way to improve mammogram readings.

Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot goal could mean a lot of fast advances in understanding cancer and how to treat it. But even the possibility of such an achievement requires a strategic effort to get as much work done as possible in a short amount of time, such as through the  Digital Mammography challenge.

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