Microsoft researchers explore using computer science to help ‘solve’ cancer

| Athima Chansanchai

At Microsoft’s research labs around the world, computer scientists, programmers, engineers and other experts are trying to crack some of the computer industry’s toughest problems, from system design and security to quantum computing and data visualization.

A subset of those scientists, engineers and programmers have a different goal: They’re trying to use computer science to solve one of the most complex and deadly challenges humans face: cancer.

“We’re in a revolution with respect to cancer treatment,” said David Heckerman, a distinguished scientist and senior director of the genomics group at Microsoft.

Head over to Microsoft Story Labs to find out more.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff

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