VA and IBM Watson Health Extend Cancer Treatment Partnership

For the past two years, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have had an agreement to work together to help treat veterans with stage four cancer. The program has been effective in helping those veterans that suffer from stage four cancer enter remission.

The unique aspect of curing these individuals involves artificial intelligence (AI). In order to help cancer patients enter remission, IBM Watson Health uses Genomics technology. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, with the use of Genomics technology, oncologists are able to use AI “to help interpret the genomic data, identifying relevant mutations and potential therapeutic options that target those mutations.”

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the organization treats approximately 3.5% of cancer patients residing in the United States; this is the largest group treated by a single organization. Due to the program’s popularity, the VA has established a central location for its treatment center in Durham, North Carolina.

If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer or another disease or disability that may be service-connected, you may be entitled to Veterans Disability benefits, including access to VA medical care, including this program. The attorneys of Sullivan & Kehoe, LLP concentrate their practice in Veterans Disability Law. With over 50 years of combined experience between its lawyers, our attorneys may be able to assist you or a loved one in obtaining disability benefits or treatment options. Call our office at (800) 395 -7830 to schedule a consultation in our New York City, Garden City, Kings Park, Riverhead, or White Plains office.


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