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S8: #074: Artificial Intelligence versus Skin Cancer

25 minutes

SkinVision has added an AI weapon to the arsenal

The overall rates of cancer occurrence continues to decline each year, however melanomas of the skin are on the rise. The CDC reports that in the period from 1999 to 2015, the rates of melanomas per 100,000 people increased from 15.1% to 22.1% – about a 50% increase. To battle this deadly disease, many organizations, like the CDC for example, are calling for more community prevention efforts. By combining education, mass media campaigns, and policy changes, the CDC projected that we could prevent an estimated 21,000 cases of melanoma per year, and save $250 million dollars in the US alone from 2020 to 2030. But for millions of people around the world, the damage is already done, so early detection is the best defense.

Each year, in the US, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined, and it is often first discovered by the patients themselves. Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. This may be long-term exposure or short periods of overexposure. In some parts of the world, it’s more a question of when, not if, you’ll get skin cancer. In Australia – more than 50% of people get skin cancer in their lifetime, while in the US the statistic is 1 in 5.

What if there was an AI-powered solution that transformed smartphones into ubiquitous assessment and detection tools? SkinVision has done exactly that.

Join me as we speak with Erik de Heus, the CEO of SkinVision. Based in the Netherlands, Erik is passionate about democratizing detection of skin cancer and saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the process. Hear how Artificial Intelligence, combined with innovative business models, can help win the war on skin cancer.


Today's Topics:

  • How prevention plays an important role in the fight against skin cancer
  • How early detection and diagnosis impacts outcomes
  • The challenges of accessing specialist, and the difficulty in accurately diagnosing skin cancer visually
  • How SkinVision's mobile app can help manage, treat and detect skin cancer
  • How Skinvision has transformed the business model for companies and individuals
  • The accuracy, algorithm deployed for the app, the US release and
  • SkinVision's goals to save 250,000 lives in the next decade


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