How the cloud helps fight cancer

Doctors and researchers use the cloud to personalize treatments, develop cures

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The man with stage 4 bladder cancer thought he'd run out of options. He had tried multiple treatments to fight the cancer, which had spread throughout his body. Every treatment was unsuccessful. Hope dwindled.

In a last attempt to find something that would help, the elderly man went to Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, an oncologist and director of Cancer Genomics at Intermountain Healthcare based in St. George, Utah. Nadauld was able to find a successful treatment after quickly sequencing his patient's genetic makeup -- and doing so for far less than the work would have cost only a few years ago

What made that possible? The cloud.

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