Zoom is now critical infrastructure. That’s a concern

Here's something that is of concern. Any outage in the third party services would be disastrous for the end user since they don't come with the typical service level agreements for the end users. A cyberattack knocking a leading bank or mobile phone network provider offline for a few hours would be a major event … Continue reading Zoom is now critical infrastructure. That’s a concern

Recommendation engine for the oncology community

Consider this tweet first: https://twitter.com/radoncnotes/status/1336458105681395712?s=20 I have issues with Twitter because there is an unseen algorithm which determines the visibility of the tweets algorithmically. These "associations" depend on the follows/retweets and the spawning complex of Twitter cookies. I abhor Twitter's cookies following me around the web, so I usually restrict them to my sub-domain and … Continue reading Recommendation engine for the oncology community

Paper VII- Machine learning in Oncology: Update for clinicians

This is another interesting paper suggested by another follower- with whom I have the privilege of regular interaction. The tweet appears here: https://twitter.com/IanJPereira/status/1347766973833351170?s=20 The paper can be downloaded from here. I am embedding it here too. The usual disclaimers apply. Only the word summary can be downloaded. The purpose of the blog is educational and … Continue reading Paper VII- Machine learning in Oncology: Update for clinicians

Paper VI: Adjuvant or early salvage XRT for treatment of localised and locally advanced prostate cancer

I somehow missed this important paper along with RADICALS RT. This paper is a meta-analysis of RCT's for the timing of radiation- early salavge versus "progression". The data is extremely heterogenous and there are many flaws in the supporting arguments. Nevertheless, I have included the paper as well as the summary. I hope you find … Continue reading Paper VI: Adjuvant or early salvage XRT for treatment of localised and locally advanced prostate cancer

Paper V: Fast Trial for early breast cancer

I think one of the most influential tweets came here from my idol Dr Soren Bentzen. I am incredibly lucky that he took out time to respond to my request, and it has been a privilege to learn from the legend himself. I have always liked his approach to the subject and his point blank … Continue reading Paper V: Fast Trial for early breast cancer