27-05-2021 13:45
Hearing: Unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence in cancer care

Brussels, European Parliament, József Antall (2Q2) and remote participation
A doctor in a white coat, pointing at a digital screen, white cancer ribbon A doctor in a white coat, pointing at a digital screen, white cancer ribbon
What role can artificial intelligence play in cancer research and treatment? © Image used under the licence of the Adobe Stock

On 27 May, the Special Committee on Beating Cancer put the spotlight on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer research, cancer care and personalised cancer medicine and issues related to data protection during a public hearing with 8 leading experts in the field and the European Commission. The public hearing was organised in association with the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA).

The event had a particular emphasis on the treatment of health data and ensuring patients' data privacy in the context of the data exchange mechanisms proposed in Europe's Beating Cancer Plan that was presented by the European Commission on 4 February 2021.
BECA and AIDA MEPs looked at ways in which the EU could further promote and facilitate cooperation and the sharing of knowledge on potential applications of AI in all dimensions of cancer research and innovation and oncology practices. This included studying ways to advance and implement personalised treatment solutions in cancer care for all patients in Europe.