UW researchers use AI to improve brain cancer care, inform biopsy decisions 

UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers are currently developing AI techniques to improve personalized treatments and prevent unnecessary biopsies and surgeries, according to WisBusiness.

One application of the technology would help patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Specialists would be able to use new tools to spot differences between new tumor growth and benign, noncancerous lesions caused by radiation treatment.

AI tools could also help predict which patients would see a positive response to chemotherapy and radiation treatment, which fails in 40% of those with brain cancer.

Additionally, researchers intend to use machine learning tools to help neurosurgeons identify the best locations for biopsy sampling.