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VIDEO: Watson helps oncologists sleuth out best options in breast cancer



– Every day, practicing oncologists sort through mountains of data from treatment guidelines, clinical trials, protocols, and algorithms to make the best possible therapeutic decisions for their patients.

In this video interview at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, S.P. Somashekhar, MBBS, MS, MCH, chairman of the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses how the system is used by the members of the center’s multidisciplinary tumor board to inform decision making. He also describes results of a study he presented at the symposium that shows a relatively high degree of concordance between clinician and WFO choices in the treatment of patients with local breast cancer but less agreement when it comes to the management of metastatic disease, for which there is no universal standard of care.

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