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In Best practice & research. Clinical haematology

Artificial intelligence, and more narrowly machine-learning, is beginning to expand humanity's capacity to analyze increasingly large and complex datasets. Advances in computer hardware and software have led to breakthroughs in multiple sectors of our society, including a burgeoning role in medical research and clinical practice. As the volume of medical data grows at an apparently exponential rate, particularly since the human genome project laid the foundation for modern genetic inquiry, informatics tools like machine learning are becoming crucial in analyzing these data to provide meaningful tools for diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic purposes. Within medicine, hematologic diseases can be particularly challenging to understand and treat given the increasingly complex and intercalated genetic, epigenetic, immunologic, and regulatory pathways that must be understood to optimize patient outcomes. In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), new developments in machine learning algorithms have enabled a deeper understanding of disease biology and the development of better prognostic and predictive tools. Ongoing work in the field brings these developments incrementally closer to clinical implementation.

Radakovich Nathan, Cortese Matthew, Nazha Aziz

2020-Sep

Acute myeloid leukemia, Artificial intelligence, Genomics, Machine learning, Malignant hematology, Multi-omics, Risk stratification