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IBM Eyes New Cancer Registry as Key in Speeding Treatment in Africa

IBM, with its deep knowledge of Africa and history teaming up with clinicians, researchers and public health organizations to help fight cancer through Big Data, cloud, analytic and other innovations is the perfect firm to help lead the charge in Africa.

The initiative, part of a new collaborative effort the company is undertaking with Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to build cancer registries in developing nations to create the world’s largest and most comprehensive clinical dataset on cancer patients, will begin in two to three Sub-Saharan Africa countries and continue throughout the region and extend to Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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