UC Davis Radiology Chair to Use $600K Grant to Develop AI to Predict Breast Cancer at the Personalized Level

UC Davis Radiology Chair to Use $600K Grant to Develop AI to Predict Breast Cancer at the Personalized Level

A University of California, Davis (UC Davis) employed at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center received $600,000 from a Susan G. Komen® grant to develop artificial intelligence (AI) models to predict cancer risk at the personalized level, part of a movement toward more precision-based treatment regimens. Part of a larger $14 million program supporting leading researchers focused on breast cancer, Department of Radiology Chair Elizabeth Morris will work on advancing UC Davis’ contribution to personalized medicine. This is an important endeavor that could save many lives as 1 in 8 women in the U.S. alone (13%) will develop invasive breast cancer in the course of a lifetime.

The Grant

The grant is included in the $14 million that Komen was recently awarded. The funds support the organization’s mission to end breast cancer through funding two key focus areas: research to better detect and treat stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer and research to eliminate disparities in breast cancer outcomes. 

Honored and Ready to Work

Dr. Morris went on the record recently in a UC Davis press release, “I’m honored to receive this important grant to advance our artificial intelligence ...

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