The Future of Oncology Research: Cutting-Edge Approaches Using AI With Maxim Topaz, PhD, RN, MA

At this year’s Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Maxim “Max” Topaz, PhD, RN, MA, an Associate Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University Medical Center, presented his research about Cutting-Edge Approaches Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Oncology Research. Dr. Topaz then sat down with us to further discuss the future of AI in oncology practice.

In this interview, Dr. Topaz elucidates:

  • An overview of his presentation about the emergence of AI in oncology
  • What kinds of problems AI could solve by being implemented into oncology research
  • Ethical dilemmas manifested by the increased use of AI
  • The distrust and potential fears that healthcare providers and their patients might experience when using AI throughout the treatment process
  • How AI could change the treatment landscape of oncology as a whole
  • And more!

About Dr. Topaz 

Maxim Topaz, PhD, RN, MA, is the Elizabeth Standish Gill Associate Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Topaz’s research focuses on data science and technological breakthroughs to advance clinical decision making and improve healthcare. With over 60 articles published on topics pertaining to data science and health informatics, Dr. Topaz is seen as a pioneer for applying natural language processing on data generated by nurses.

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