Cover Picture: The article systematically review current clinical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) that use machine learning (ML) methods for decision support in surgical oncology with an emphasis on clinical translation. MEDLINE, Web of Science, and CENTRAL were searched on 19 January 2021 for a combination of AI and ML-related terms, decision support, and surgical procedures for abdominal malignancies. Data extraction included study characteristics, description of algorithms and their respective purpose, and description of key steps for scientific validation and clinical translation. Out of 8302 articles, 107 studies were included for full-text analysis. The results demonstrate that ML for decision support in surgical oncology is receiving increasing attention with promising results, but robust and prospective clinical validation is mostly lacking. Furthermore, the integration of ML into AI applications is necessary to foster clinical translation.
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