What Are the Odds of Beating Cancer?

What Are the Odds of Beating Cancer?
Jason Minto /The News Journal via AP

Medical researchers in the US are developing an algorithm they hope can generate more accurate prognoses for cancer patients by taking a leaf out of the sports playbook – or, perhaps more accurately, the sports betting world.

As a game unfolds, a team's chances of winning change, and with it the coach's tactics. Similarly, a patient's chances of recovery change over time – and in an ideal world that information would be available to inform the approaches that are considered.

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