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Audience Invited To Help Cancer Researchers By Playing Online Game Science and Technology News

Scientists have turned to the public for help with their latest cancer research in the form of an online citizen science game.

AcCELLerate instructs users to outline a series of increasingly complex fluorescent dye-tinted tongue images, using their computer mouse or finger on a smartphone.

It is designed to train a computer algorithm to recognize oral cancers in medical images, thereby improving its ability to differentiate healthy cells from cancer cells.

“I am really delighted that the public is contributing to my oral cancer work,” said Dr Priyanka Bhosale, of King’s College London’s Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.

“The results of public AI training will help me assess tumor tissue samples faster and more reliably.”

It is hoped that the tool can be used to advance research on other cancers.

The game is part of the Royal Society Summer Science 2021 event and can be found at

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This notice was published: 2021-07-08 06:25:00

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