The Data Science Bowl

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The Lung Cancer Detection Challenge

Start Your Submission! January 12 – April 12, 2017

Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with nearly 225,000 new cases of the disease expected in the U.S. in 2016.

Using a data set of high-resolution scans of lungs provided by the National Cancer Institute, participants will develop artificial intelligence algorithms to accurately determine when lesions in the lungs are cancerous. This will dramatically reduce the false positive rate that prevents low-dose CT scans from being widely used for lung cancer detection.

Competition results have the potential to advance our understanding of how all types of cancer develop and spread in the body. They’ll also free radiologists to spend more time with patients.

The Prize

This year, the Data Science Bowl will award a total prize purse of $1 million— provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation— to those who observe the right patterns, ask the right questions, and in turn, create unprecedented impact around this high-priority issue.

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1st Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

Medal Award


4th-10th Place

In addition, $5,000 will be awarded to each of the top three most highly voted Kernels (Total of $15,000) and $10,000 in prizes to be awarded for sharing your Data Science Bowl journey on social media – more details to be announced on February 1, 2017.

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A special thank you for the National Cancer Institute for its support with this year’s data challenge.

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