Big data is impacting all businesses on some level. In healthcare, big data analytics technologies continue to move from research labs to clinical settings. This interesting information came to us from Health IT Analytics in their article, “Big Data Analytics May Lead to More Precise Cancer Treatments.”

Around the world, cancer is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases. In the United States, the National Cancer Institute reports that the rate of new cancer cases is 442.4 per 100,000 men and women per year, and approximately 39.5 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetimes.

Treating patients with cancer requires providers to consider an enormous amount of data. This is where big data analytics tools can quickly draw meaningful insights from cancer data.

Big data analytics is essential to every significant healthcare undertaking, not just cancer. The insights gathered from the data has proven the technology valuable in many ways.

Melody K. Smith

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