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This "amateur" programmer used 50 1080ti to fight cancer
“ That's what programmers should look like ！”
“ The landlord is really too strong , Technology saves the world ”
“ Compare with him , I feel that the code I write is meaningless ...”
These netizen comments , From the gathering place of programmers ——V2EX A post in the Forum .
When you first see these messages , Maybe I think they're a little secondary two , But for those who have been saved by posts and families , Such an evaluation , Worthy of the name .
Because the function of the post is ： Detection of breast cancer .
2018 year , A name coolwulf The landlord of opened a post , Said he made a website .
Users just upload their own X Light and shadow image , You can make AI Quickly diagnose breast cancer for yourself , The accuracy of tumor recognition , Has also reached 90%.
Simply speaking , Is to let AI help you “ Watch the movie ”, The accuracy is almost comparable to that of professional doctors , And it's completely free .
as everyone knows , Although the cure rate of breast cancer is high , But because the early symptoms are not obvious , So it's easy to miss the best time to cure , It is often found in the late stage .
but , A reliable tumor detection AI, But it can make a large number of patients who can't see a doctor in time , Know the condition in advance .
Even if you finally need a doctor to diagnose , But in many areas where medical resources are scarce , This is already precious .
meanwhile , Incidence rate of breast cancer
And the highest of all cancers ▼
Soon ,coolwulf This post , Got hundreds of rare replies .
In the comment area , Someone is waiting for the doctor's test results , Impatient ;
There are also netizens whose families suffer from breast cancer , This is full of unknown and fear .
and coolwulf Project , Let them see hope .
And then , Of course, there are people who are interested in the project and coolwulf My curiosity .
AI Detection of breast cancer , Reliable ？ Huge amount of clinical data and hardware computing power , Where did it come from ？
what's more , The super God who is willing to open it for free , Who is it ？
For many questions ,coolwulf I didn't reply one by one .
He even brushed his clothes soon , Deep in knowledge and fame , Rarely again .
Who knows , It's just 2022 year , He returned as a hero , It also brings a heavier 「 Brain cancer project 」, And the mystery remains .
In order to open coolwulf The fog on my body , Bad review Jun contacted him in the middle of the United States .
After several rounds of interviews , today , Let's listen coolwulf The story of ——
coolwulf, Formerly known as Jiang Hao .
I was a student , In the Department of physics, Nanjing University 、 Department of nuclear engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan , Pursue undergraduate and doctoral degrees .
He evaluated his career , simply ：“ Although my major is imaging medicine , But I'm also a programmer working on open source projects in my spare time ”.
coolwulf Jiang Hao （ The right one ） ▼
If you list his resume , It even makes people doubt , Does he have any superpowers .
coolwulf My parents are not medical practitioners , But he developed his interest in programming from an early age .
therefore ,coolwulf In school and leisure , Just love to write some code .
Not yet there GitHub The s , He often puts his projects in sourceforge This old programmer community .
He was in 2001 About years ago , Joined a call Mozilla Foundation In the open source project .
This group had two initial projects , One of them is the code he contributed K-Meleon（ A browser , It was quite popular in China in the early years ）.
And another project , Code name Pheonix, That is, we are familiar with the predecessor of Firefox browser .
And because of this , He was interviewed by the media more than ten years ago .
coolwulf stay 2009 I also wrote a website in , Can help everyone book a hotel at a low price .
International students in North America , Many people should have used .
And these , It's just his spare time , Out of interest .
After completing the study of imaging medicine , He's in Brooke one after another 、 Siemens serves as R & D director , Guide the product development in the image field .
In a few years , And now a tenured professor at Texas Southwest Medical Center —— Lu Weiguo , Founded two software companies for the radiotherapy market , Began to engage in product research and development of cancer radiotherapy and artificial intelligence technology .
All in all , throughout coolwulf For most of my life , It should be what we call “ Learn from God ”, I didn't run away .
PS： My brother is not only a student, but also a sideline , At NTU , He is also the main point guard of the basketball team .
coolwulf Brooke, who led the development Photon III ▼
Probably , He continues to develop like this , Will become a research entrepreneur far away from us .
But the next thing , both coolwulf The turning point of life , It also connects him with thousands of families 、 The starting point of shortening the distance of life .
He was only 34 Year old alumni of Nanjing University , Because I missed the best treatment period for breast cancer , Unfortunately died , Just one 4 Old son .
I saw life and death with my own eyes , And families destroyed by illness ,coolwulf Sorry .
meanwhile , He also learned that , Many breast cancer patients are often lack of detection methods , It's easy to delay seeing a doctor .
Old photos of alumni family ▼
therefore coolwulf Born with AI To detect X The idea of light film , He also happens to have corresponding professional experience .
however , I want to be a doctor who can accurately detect tumors AI It's not easy .
coolwulf First downloaded from the official website of the University of Florida DDSM、MIAS Data sets . But because the data is old , The image data are all reproduced on film , So I wrote another program , Turn all information into usable form .
then , In order to obtain private resources from the University of Barcelona —— Breast cancer datasets , I also wrote an email to ask for permission .
During this time , Also keep reading a lot of literature , Write the corresponding model code .
at that time coolwulf Request email sent ▼
But that's not enough , To formally train this model , It often requires very high hardware computing power .
therefore , He paid out of his own pocket again , Set up a local ——
50 Zhang Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Composed of GPU Operation set .
To say that 50 Zhang graphics card , It's also true that it's hard won . because , In the process of buying, we have to fight against the wisdom and courage of the scalpers .
coolwulf I was looking for friends , Used a lot of credit cards , Keep squatting and refreshing on the website , Just got it .
That's it , Finally, I have completed the preliminary preparation of the website .
Yes , Besides games and mining ,
There are more uses for graphics cards ▼
This is free AI Breast cancer detection website ,coolwulf It took about three months of spare time , Sleep directly in the office when you're busy , At last 2018 Annual online .
He told the bad critic , Because the data is not saved in the background , So it's not clear how many people have used .
But during that time , He received many thank-you emails from patients , Many of them come from Chinese .
and , The user really checked out the tumor with the website , Especially for people in areas with limited medical resources , It's equivalent to robbing time from death .
The picture of the first man is wrong ,
The tumor was found after retesting ▼
A few years ago , The relevant technology has not been popularized yet , therefore coolwulf My project is an enlightenment .
Therefore, the website has received extensive attention in the industry , During this period, there were many medical institutions at home and abroad, such as surgery of Fudan University , Thank him by email , And willing to provide funds 、 Technical support .
After all , The whole thing coolwulf All at their own expense , It's not a small sum .
An email from Fudan University Cancer Center ▼
As for why not commercialize the website 、 Take some money , This question is also asked by the bad critic .
coolwulf The answer was bland , But he didn't say yes ：
“ Cancer patients and their families , Too much , I believe everyone wants to help them , And I happen to have this ability ”
That's it , He thanked many people for their financial assistance , Take care of everything on your own .
Except for websites ,
There was also a desktop version of the detection software ▼
time out 2021 year , Yes coolwulf Come on , Also ushered in the second key turning point in life .
His colleague's cousin has a brain tumor , The situation is not very optimistic , And adopted 「 Whole brain radiotherapy 」 treatment .
Unfortunately , The patient was treated with whole brain radiotherapy for a few months , Brain tumor relapses again , But there is no treatment at this time , Can only wait for death to come .
Whole brain radiotherapy , It's a kind of radiation , The treatment of large-scale disinfection and sterilization of patients' brain tumors , Not only will it eliminate cancer cells , Even normal brain cells can cause damage , So as to reduce the occurrence of lesions .
In less rigorous terms , Whole brain radiotherapy , It's more like a “ Indiscriminate attack ”. therefore , Considering the tolerance of the brain , Whole brain radiotherapy is usually done only once .
After this , Completely changed coolwulf View of the , And decided to break through a difficult problem in the industry ——
Don't let AI Stay in the detection stage , But really invest in practical treatment .
Need to know , Whole brain radiotherapy is now the most common treatment for brain tumors . In the U.S. , Every year there is 20 Ten thousand people received whole brain radiotherapy .
that , Is it a patient with multiple tumor brain cancer , We must take risks , Choose whole brain radiotherapy ？
In fact, it's not always , Because there is another treatment —— Stereotactic radiotherapy .
Compared with large-scale irradiation of whole brain radiotherapy , The radiation of stereotactic radiotherapy is more concentrated , It can be done without damaging normal tissues , Accurately remove the diseased tissue . Like the familiar gamma knife , It's a kind of stereotactic radiotherapy .
This treatment has low side effects , Less harm to patients , And can be used many times .
In academic circles, it is also generally agreed that , Stereotactic radiotherapy can provide patients with better quality of life , meanwhile , The curative effect is also more remarkable .
The only problem is , Stereotactic radiotherapy , It will make medical resources more scarce .
Because once this scheme is adopted , Oncologists need to accurately outline , Label each tumor ; Physicists also have to treat every tumor , Make a precise treatment plan , Treating a patient will take a lot of time .
therefore , When the patient has too many tumors , Almost all doctors prefer whole brain radiotherapy , Instead of stereotactic radiotherapy .
but AI Imaging technology , Maybe it can be used to share the workload of doctors .
therefore , In order to enable more brain cancer patients to use stereotactic radiotherapy ,coolwulf Invest in R & D again .
It's just a problem this time , Obviously more challenging , He can't do it alone .
So he found Southwest Medical Center 、 Stanford university , Seeking cooperation .
With the help and efforts of everyone , Finally, the following three kinds of have been developed not long ago AI Model ：
Auto sketch / A model for labeling brain metastases ;
be based on SVM- Radiomics , Models that can quickly reduce false positives ;
Based on the optimized radiation dose map , A model that can quickly segment multiple lesions into different treatment courses .
The three models complement each other , Corresponding to the doctor's workflow , It can greatly reduce the workload of stereotactic radiotherapy .
This project , At present, it has 2022 year AAPM Presented at the spring Clinical Meeting , Once again, it has been widely recognized in the industry .
coolwulf Cooperate with scholars , Is also accelerating the pace , Try to make the whole stereotactic radiotherapy community available .
And in the interview ,coolwulf It has been mentioned many times , Can have today's results , He is by no means alone .
He hoped , Bad review can publish the list of partners , Because everyone here , Are heroes who fight cancer silently .
Cancer mortality in recent years , Compared with 30 Years ago , It's gone down 30%.
Go on like this , Maybe someday , Cancer will no longer be a terminal disease .
But this is not a matter of natural straightness of the bow and bridge , But there are countless like coolwulf People like them , Carry a lamp in the abyss .
At the end of the article , Just borrow Reddit The next foreign netizen's comment , Use it as an ending ：
“ Not all heroes , All dressed in cloaks ”.
picture 、 source ：
coolwulf,V2EX,Google picture ,
National Library of Medicine：
Whole-Brain Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases: Evolution or Revolution?
Whole brain radiotherapy for brain metastasis
Whole Brain Radiation-Induced Cognitive Impairment: Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets
Damage to the Superior Retinae After 30 Gy Whole-Brain Radiation
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