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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.

Jiwon Lee, PhD (left), the Ralph and Marjorie Crump Assistant Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College and Seungmin Shin (right), Post-doctoral fellow, Thayer School of Engineering. Photo by Mark Washburn
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