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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Enlists IBM's Watson in the War on Cancer

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At Vice President Biden's National Cancer Moonshot Summit today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM) announced a public-private partnership to help doctors expand and scale access to precision medicine over the next two years for 10,000 American veterans with cancer.

IBM's Watson for Genomics technology is expected to help in the department's precision oncology program by providing information to help physicians identify precision treatment options for almost 30 times more patients than could be previously served.

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