KMU Partners with GenerationE for AI-Assisted Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

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Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) has signed a partnership with GenerationsE on DeepScene™ clinical study in April 2019. The organizations will collaborate for co-developing AI-based pathology and endoscopy diagnostic assistance solutions for fighting colorectal cancer. This partnership was initiated after an introduction from the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT).

GenerationsE works with leading medical research, hospital, and medical device manufacture partners to solve healthcare challenges quickly and safely with AI powered medical imaging solutions.

Professor. Jaw-Yuan Wang, a renowned gastrointestinal (GI) surgeon and the current Chairman of the Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons in Taiwan, led a team of GI Surgeons and Pathologists from KMU to visit BC Cancer and Saint Paul’s Hospital to discuss and share the progress  of DeepScene™ clinical study and explore the potential of colorectal cancer research collaboration between Taiwan and Canada.

Doctor Aly Karsan, the distinguished scientist at BC Cancer, Doctor Carl Brown, the Head of the Division of General Surgery at Saint Paul’s Hospital and Chair of the Section of Colorectal Surgery at the University of British Columbia, and Doctor Blair Walker, the senior pathologist at Saint Paul’s Hospital also joined the meeting and discussed what they could do together on fighting against colorectal cancer with the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies through AI-assisted colonoscopy and AI-assisted digital pathology.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world and has been linked to the changing environmental factors brought on by industrialization, changes in diet, improved sanitation, and the increased use of antibiotics. It is expected to increase by 60% to more than 2.2 million new cases by 2030.