Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar Kicks Off

May 2, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue

A cervical cancer prevention and control seminar was held on April 14 in Beijing, aiming to discuss the use and development of artificial intelligence (AI) in the prevention of cervical cancer.

The seminar was sponsored by the the Women's Health Committee of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association and the Special Committee on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control under the Association for Maternal and Child Health Studies.

At the seminar, Professor Wang Linhong, the former director of the Chronic Disease Center at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the world's first AI cervical cancer diagnostic robot LANDING, researched independently by Wuhan Landing Medical High-Tech Co., Ltd., had been granted the CFDA Certificate (China), FDA class I Certificate (U.S.) and CE Certificate (EU) and put into use in China.

Wang introduced more information about the LANDING robot shortly after.

The use of the robot and the cloud diagnostic platform for cervical cancer has achieved automation and intelligence in the diagnosis of cervical cancer, and changed the traditional diagnostic model of observing cancer cells by eye, which is suitable for cancer screening for large numbers of people.

The traditional cervical cancer diagnosis is made under a microscope by an experienced pathologist. A doctor should screen no more than 100 samples everyday by international standards. However, errors still exist due to doctor's fatigue or lack of experience.

LANDING, on the contrary, will not make such mistakes. It can improve the efficiency of diagnosis and overcome people's subjectivity in screening. It is believed to be able to improve the accuracy of early detection of cancer cells.

In addition to being used in hundreds of domestic medical institutions, LANDING and the cloud diagnostic platform for cervical cancer had also been widely used in many provinces such as Shanxi, Hubei, Henan and Yunnan to screen for rural women's cervical cancer and received good reviews.

"Cancer diagnosis efficiency had been greatly improved since the use of AI technology. This new model has reduced doctors' burden and rural women even in remote areas can receive their inspection reports over the phone. This is much more convenient for people," said Dong Yan, the former head of the Women's Cervical and Breast Cancers Prevention and Treatment Center in North China's Shanxi Province.

At the end of last year, Central China's Hubei Province cooperated with LANDING to screen cervical cancer for 370,000 poor rural women. It was the first time AI had been used so widely in early cancer detection in China.

At the seminar, LANDING competed with four famous Chinese pathologists to diagnose five cell samples, a man v.s. machine competition, and the robot gave the same diagnosis with the experts.

Many medical experts at the seminar said that AI will most definitely bring a medical revolution and create new possibilities for more patients to conquer cancer.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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