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Harvard Doctors Backed by Billionaire Try to Revamp Cancer Care

  • Tech firm Driver aims to connect patients with novel therapies
  • Estimated $133 billion is spent on cancer therapies globally
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Harvard-trained doctors have created an app that matches cancer patients with the best treatments available for them(Source: Bloomberg)
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A pair of Harvard-trained American oncologists, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, are attempting to harness technology to revamp cancer care. They’re taking some of their earliest steps in China -- cancer’s ground zero.

China has the world’s largest number of cancer patients, yet specialized treatment is in such short supply that patients must often travel long distances to top hospitals, living in dilapidated housing for months for short oncologist visits.