This teen boy seeks venture capital for AI to fight breast cancer


Abu Qader’s technology can help aid in breast-cancer diagnosis and classification, all on a mobile phone.

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — How much can a 17-year-old boy really know about women? For starters, that thousands face heartbreaking and costly misdiagnosed breast cancer scares every year.

Abu Qader, who’s about to start his final year in the Chicago public school system’s Lane Technical College Prep High School, was born in war-scarred Afghanistan but has spent most of his 17 years on Earth in the U.S.

Qader and European business partner Vedad Mesanovic, who focuses on young and under-resourced scientists, created a company they call GliaLab (named after the cells that support and protect neurons).

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