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Developing computational pathology capability and expertise for breast cancer

18 months
Approved budget:
Dr Gavin Harris
Proposal type:
Health Delivery Research Development Award
Lay summary
Pathologists are the specialists who look at cancer tissues using microscopes and glass slides. Soon, the slides will be digitally scanned and reviewed on monitors. Computational Pathology is the emerging discipline where Artificial Intelligence algorithms are developed to assist and enhance the information pathologists can glean from cancer samples. This has the potential to provide more tailored information for the cancer patient and treating doctor, providing more accurate diagnosis, prediction of outcome and response to treatments, optimising patient outcomes. I am a senior pathologist with a strong desire to use technological advancement to improve outcome for cancer patients. I see this as an opportunity to develop a foundation for ongoing research training and leadership in Computational Pathology, and translating it into an effective and efficient healthcare tool for use in routine pathology laboratories.