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For tough cancer cases, advice from the cloud

Platform links doctors around the world

In the cancer world, when doctors get stumped by a particular case, they often turn to colleagues for a group consult that’s known as a “tumor board.”

That expert input usually depends on having a group of specialists down the hall. But sometimes doctors want input from someone they don’t see every day, or they work in small hospitals, or lack a particular specialist on their team.

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