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Healthcare Roundup—ProMedica launches Healthy Aging Institute following HCR ManorCare merger

February 07, 2019 / Tina Reed

Nonprofit health system ProMedica announced the launch of its new ProMedica Health Aging Institute, an organization aimed at leveraging the strengths of its health system with its recently acquired HCR ManorCare senior living division. A team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California have developed an artificial intelligence tool that can distinguish between low- and high-risk prostate cancer with more precision. Described in a paper published in Scientific Reports, the tool—a machine-learning framework—identify treatment options for prostate cancer patients. Standard methods use to assess prostate cancer risk are multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI), which detects prostate lesions, and the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System, version 2, a five-point scoring system that classifies lesions found on the mpMRI.