Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Aug 12:S1526-8209(20)30208-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.08.003. Online ahead of print.
The digital world of data is expanding with an annual growth rate of 40%, and health care is among the fastest growing sector of the digital world with an annual growth rate of 48%. Rapid growth in technology has augmented data generation; for example, electronic health records produce huge amounts of patient-level data, whereas national registries capture information on numerous factors affecting health care delivery and patient outcomes. This big data can be utilized to improve health care outcomes. This review discusses relevant applications in breast cancer treatment.