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Revolutionizing Cancer Detection: the latest AI Breakthoughts ✨

ALSO: ViVo 2024 recap - what impact AI tools are having on psychology industry

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Supermedic, where we explore the latest developments in artificial intelligence and its transformative impact on healthcare.

Stay informed, stay ahead. Enjoy the dive!


  • Revolutionizing Cancer Detection: The 3 Latest Breakthroughs 💡

  • Mobile App Diagnoses Ear Infections and Reduces Misdiagnosis 👂🏻

  • AI in Psychology: What Impact AI Tools have on the Industry? 🧠

  • Study reports Healthcare Pros Expect AI Take Over Within 3 Years 📈

  • ViVE 2024 Recap: Insights and Key Announcements 📢

Read time: under 7 minutes


Revolutionizing Cancer Detection: A Synthesis of AI's Latest Breakthroughs

Last week, three studies showcased AI's potential in early cancer detection. Here's a quick overview of these groundbreaking discoveries:

How Repetitive DNA can Hint Early Cancer

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a machine learning model, A-PLUS, to detect cancer early by measuring Alu elements in blood. This approach has shown 98.9% specificity in distinguishing cancer from non-cancer cases, offering a promising tool for early detection across various cancer types.

Predicting Risk of Liver Cancer

UC Davis Health's team has created a machine learning model to identify patients at higher risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD). With 92.12% accuracy, this model highlights the power of predictive analytics in personalizing patient care and improving early diagnosis.

Integrated Single-Cell Sequencing

Rice University's research introduces MaCroDNA, a platform for integrating DNA and RNA data from single-cell sequencing with unmatched speed and precision. This method enhances our understanding of cancer's early stages by tracking mutations at the single-cell level, potentially leading to more effective early detection and treatment strategies.

These studies highlight how leveraging AI’s analytical prowess can brighten the future of oncology, promising earlier detection, improved patient outcomes, and a new horizon in cancer research.


This Mobile App Diagnoses Ear Infections with Unmatched Accuracy

In a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers developed an innovative mobile app dedicated at diagnosing Acute Otitis Media (AOM), the 2nd most common pediatric illness among children in the USA.

This tool, which analyzes videos of the tympanic membrane recorded through an otoscope attached to a smartphone, signifies a pivotal advancement in reducing unnecessary antibiotic usage in pediatric care. Given the frequent misdiagnosis of AOM due to its symptomatic similarity to other ear conditions, this application provides a precise and effective solution, demonstrating diagnostic accuracies exceeding 93%.

This development not only enhances diagnostic precision but also serves as an educational tool for healthcare providers, facilitating a deeper understanding of AOM versus other ear pathologies. The ability to incorporate diagnostic videos into patient records further enriches patient care and provider collaboration.


AI in Psychology: What impact are AI tools having on the industry?

Psychologyjobs.com chatted with psychologists across the US to see what they think about AI's impact on their field. They covered their concerns, the tools they're using, and the perks they see in weaving AI into their work.

Here is what we learn:

Concerns and Ethical Considerations:

  • 55% of psychologists express significant concerns about AI in practice, particularly regarding ethical dilemmas and assessment biases.

  • Only 6% of psychologists fear losing job to AI.

  • Over 2 in 3 psychologists are worried about AI's capabilities in interpreting data.

Usage of AI Tools:

  • 25% of psychologists currently use AI, with another 20% considering its future adoption.

  • AI applications are mainly in data analytics, natural language processing, and automated diagnostic tools.

  • 50% of psychology researchers incorporate AI, with data analytics and text analysis as top uses.

Benefits and Barriers:

  • 70% see automating data analysis as AI's prime use, and 63% appreciate its speed in finding data correlations.

  • The biggest barriers to AI adoption are a lack of awareness and limited access to relevant tools.

Future Potential:

Despite concerns, AI's role in psychology is expected to grow, improving task efficiency and making mental health support more accessible.


75% of Healthcare Professionals Expect AI to Be Widely Implemented Within 3 Years

A recent BRG report reveals a striking optimism among healthcare professionals regarding AI's potential in a near future.

Key insights include:

  • 75% of healthcare professionals foresee AI technologies becoming prevalent within 3 years, though perspectives vary between healthcare providers and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Over 40% of healthcare professionals have embraced AI, leveraging it for tasks from appointment scheduling to easing administrative loads. In contrast, only 20% in the pharmaceutical industry report similar adoption levels.


  • Despite the enthusiasm, a mere 40% are preparing for upcoming regulatory changes. Yet, a significant majority remain confident in future regulations providing necessary frameworks for AI use.


ViVE 2024 Recap: Insights and Business Announcements

Last week's ViVE 2024 in Los Angeles was a crossroads of innovation and collaboration in the world of digital health. By focusing more on the business aspects, the event gave a glimpse of the promising future of the sector.

Here's what you missed:

Cybersecurity at the forefront: Data security in the healthcare sector dominated conversations, highlighting increased awareness of cyber threats. This concern has become central following recent incidents, reminding us of the vital importance of a solid technological infrastructure.

The year of the maturity: If AI has often been presented as a miracle solution in recent years, ViVE 2024 was marked by more realistic and feasible applications, showing a maturing field moving towards genuinely effective healthcare solutions.

Some key announcements:

  • AvaSure introduced a virtual care solution enhancing team collaboration across care stages.

  • Biofourmis partnered with GE HealthCare to extend care continuity from hospital to home.

  • CancerX launched its Startup Accelerator, spotlighting innovators in cancer care.

  • DeepScribe partnered with AWS to enhance healthcare AI, focusing on reducing documentation burdens and improving clinical accuracy with their advanced model, HealAI

  • Simple HealthKit launched a kidney care program for diabetics to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

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