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VA partners with IBM to use supercomputer Watson to treat cancer

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 2 2 0 | about 11 months ago

The White House announced a slew of new initiatives as part of its Cancer Moonshot program, including partnerships in the technology industry.

Among them was the reveal that IBM and its supercomputer Watson have joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to treat as many as 10,000 veterans with cancer. The computer’s technology will be provided for free to the VA for two years, according to The Washington Post, and will be used to analyze genomic data, pinpoint potential cancer-causing mutations and identify potential treatments.

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