LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will name on Britain’s well being service, charities and synthetic intelligence sector to work collectively to raised establish sufferers with the early levels of most cancers and cease hundreds dying annually.
May, who is struggling to unite her prime ministers over plans to go away the European Union, desires to broaden her agenda to attempt to present she is greater than a frontrunner simply overseeing Brexit talks, which have all however stalled over customs preparations.
In a speech in northern England on Monday, May will unveil plans which she says ought to see not less than 50,000 folks annually identified at an early stage of prostate, ovarian, lung or bowel most cancers – folks who would have in any other case been identified at a later and extra lethal stage.
“Late diagnosis of otherwise treatable illnesses is one of the biggest causes of avoidable deaths,” she’s going to say, in keeping with excerpts of her speech.
“And the development of smart technologies to analyse great quantities of data quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy than is possible by human beings opens up a whole new field of medical research and gives us a new weapon in our armoury in the fight against disease.”
Using the information on folks’s genetics, habits and medical data, docs would then be capable to make referrals to an oncologist earlier, she’s going to say.
She may even say that the well being innovation is a part of her government’s industrial technique, a part of measures to make it possible for Britain is on the forefront of the event of recent expertise because it leaves the EU.
Harpel Kumar, chief govt of Cancer Research mentioned Britain “must remain an attractive place for the life sciences industry to invest”, one thing that some worry is beneath menace due to Brexit.
“If this platform unites government, academia, the charity sector, and industry, we will be primed to accelerate innovation and lead the healthcare sector to new heights.”
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky