Dartmouth Innovations for Cancer Accelerator Fosters Potentially Life-Saving Innovations
Over the winter Arti Gaur, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the Dartmouth Cancer Center and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine received a call from Sadiq Malik, D ’00. Malik had read about Gaur’s groundbreaking work to develop a treatment for gliomas, a rare form of brain cancer. This science was personal for Malik. His wife had been diagnosed with brain cancer in her 30s and her brother had died from a glioblastoma, a type of tumor that leaves patients with an average life expectancy of just 12-18 months. Malik hadn’t realized that research about the disease that had wreaked havoc on his family was happening at his alma mater.