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UK Research and Innovation is funding a three year £15.7 million project to develop a data lake and AI techniques to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The data lake will consist of information derived from the cancer samples of patients from across the UK.

Pathlake (Pathology Image data lake for Analytics, Knowledge and Education) is led by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, collaborating with teaching hospitals and universities at Belfast, Oxford and Nottingham, electronics company Philips and the University of Warwick. The Warwick Computer Science department will take the lead in developing artificial intelligence techniques and the data resource.

Warwick’s Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group are responsible for research ethics in the Pathlake project. Professor Tom Sorell is the lead for the IERG work, with assistance of Dr. John Guelke

More information can be found in the Warwick University press release here, and a report from the Coventry local Phoenix Today covers the news here