Author | Satish Misra, MD


Is Diagnosing Cancer With a Smartphone in Our Future?

June 01, 2012

The proposition that a consumer smartphone could somehow become part of the diagnostic toolkit of an oncologist may seem ridiculous. There are, however, many researchers and start-ups that would disagree.

IBM's Watson Decides to Try Its Hand at Oncology

April 13, 2012

Just over a year ago, Alex Trebek introduced the world to Watson. IBM insists that Watson is a decision-support tool, meant to assist and not supplant physicians. Could it work as an oncology support?

Oncology Smartphone Applications: Perspectives From a Researcher/Community-Based Hematologist/Oncologist and a Physician Reviewer of Medical Apps

March 09, 2012

The surge in availability of apps for every possible purpose is not limited to Apple but has also occurred with apps for the BlackBerry, for Google's Android platform, and for a number of other devices. The authors discuss their experience with apps that are relevant, directly or indirectly, to the oncology practice for both the iPhone and Android smartphones.