Oncology Central Talks AI and the Future of Research with Deep 6's CEO
Our CEO, Wout Brusselaers, was featured on OC Talks, a podcast from Oncology Central, where he outlines the challenges most researchers face when finding patients for clinical trials.
Recruiting patients for oncology clinical trials brings a unique set of difficulties, which he addresses:
“In oncology more so than in any other therapeutic area, time is a decisive factor. Patients who have been diagnosed with a cancer do not have that much time. I mean disease progression can be quite aggressive. So you want to put them on a clinical trial as soon as possible. The other factor is that if you get diagnosed with the cancer probably, you will start some kind of the treatment whether it is radiotherapy or whether it is chemotherapy or another therapy very soon after diagnosis. That means you have only a very small window of time to identify a clinical trial for the patient and put that patient on the trial before we start a competing line of therapy. Once you start another line of therapy, most patients become ineligible for a clinical trial.”
Listen to the full podcast to hear about:
- The common misconceptions about how AI is being used today
- How we are protecting patient data in our platform
- How innovation in clinical research can have a much wider impact on healthcare