Published online Aug 28, 2020. doi: 10.35713/aic.v1.i2.39
Peer-review started: July 6, 2020
First decision: August 8, 2020
Revised: August 24, 2020
Accepted: August 27, 2020
Article in press: August 27, 2020
Published online: August 28, 2020
Core Tip: Early detection of cancer potentially enhances the chances for successful treatment and patient survival outcome. Artificial intelligence (AI), a field of computer science, aims to develop algorithms or computer programs with advanced analytical or predictive capabilities. The development of highly accurate AI algorithms for the early recognition of the disease is crucial not only for the rapid identification and diagnosis of cancer patients, but also for the treatment. Many AI platforms are being developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in some areas of cancer, such as identifying suspicious lesions in cancer and interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography. Similarly, the Big Data to Knowledge initiative was launched by National Institute of Health to support the research and development of tools to integrate big data and data science into biomedical research. AI-guided clinical care has the potential to play an essential role in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.