Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

December 7, 2018

In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, Charles M. Perou, PhD, Melissa Troester, PhD, graduate student Heather D. Couture and colleagues reported they used a form of artificial intelligence to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images. UNC Lineberger’s Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, … Continued

Featured Faculty: Jeremy Purvis, PhD

September 26, 2018

Jeremy Purvis is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Cancer Cell Biology. His work is focused on signal transduction in single human cells, specifically interested in why genetically identical cells choose different fates and how these decisions are influenced by the cellular environment. His lab uses a variety of experimental and theoretical approaches including transcriptional … Continued

Regina Barzilay, PhD

September 17, 2018

UNC Computational Medicine Program presenting inaugural seminar speaker, Regina Barzilay, PhD. Dr. Barzilay is a Delta Electronics professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing, applications of deep … Continued

Katherine Hoadley, PhD

August 9, 2018

We conducted comprehensive integrative molecular analyses of the complete set of tumors in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), consisting of approximately 10,000 specimens and representing 33 types of cancer. We performed molecular clustering using data on chromosome-arm-level aneuploidy, DNA hypermethylation, mRNA, and miRNA expression levels and reverse-phase protein arrays, of which all, except for aneuploidy, … Continued

Computational Medicine Program

April 16, 2018

Computational Medicine Program Computational Medicine Program to be housed in the newly remodeled Mary Ellen Jones building early 2019.