A nurse with a cocktail of drugs for Aids patients at a hospital in Chongqing on November 30, 2008. Combination therapy- the use of two or more drugs to cure a disease - is increasingly being applied in oncology in the medical industry’s quest to fight cancer. Photo: AFP

Big data enters the fray in the war against cancer as pharmaceutical laboratories combine drugs like cocktails to kill cancerous cells

  • Drug cocktails are effective in suppressing HIV/Aids, and combination therapy is increasingly being applied to the battle front in the war on cancer
  • Pharmaceutical companies are using big data analysis and machine learning to identify the most appropriate mix out of millions of possible drug combinations
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A nurse with a cocktail of drugs for Aids patients at a hospital in Chongqing on November 30, 2008. Combination therapy- the use of two or more drugs to cure a disease - is increasingly being applied in oncology in the medical industry’s quest to fight cancer. Photo: AFP
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