Storm Warning: Old Ways Will Fail in Cancer Care

Cognitive computing tames the storm by streamlining care

By 2026, there will be ~26 million cancer survivors in America, and more than 2.1 million people who will be newly diagnosed with some form of cancer. Alarmingly, by this timeframe, about 25% of oncologists will be retiring and given current and projected enrollments in medical school, the replacement rate of oncologists will be only 13% (Source: ASCO).

This means by 2026 that 1.9M - 4.5M Americans who have new cancer or require cancer follow-up will not have access to an oncologist, given currently accepted care delivery models and capacity metrics for oncologists.  These estimates do not take into account that 80% of cancer patients are seen by community oncologists who are already operating over capacity.

Clearly, the numbers are frightening. The cancer care storm has become critical; resources will be insufficient to meet demand.   The oncology model will need to adapt and scale and quickly in order to weather the storm.  Enter cognitive computing. Expert-curated oncology knowledge, instantly inferenced to unique and patient-specific conditions, is the most promising way to mitigate the storm. The VCurePrecision platform provides this curated solution.  Faster, personalized and precise.  Using technology to enhance cancer care is not only the best solution; it is the only solution on the horizon.

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About VieCure (VieCure and related products are the property of Viviphi Ltd)

VieCure has created a cognitive computing platform to turn data into knowledge and take the world’s best thinking to clinicians and patients in real time.

VieCure is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For more information, visit www.viecure.com.

Contact:
Michael G. Power
Chief Business Development Officer
michael.power@viecure.com

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