Teenager Invents New Test To Detect Cancer

Teenager Invents New Test To Detect Cancer

Pittsburgh : PA : USA | May 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM PDT
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Jack Andraka, Gordon E. Moore Award Winner

At the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Pittsburgh, 15-year-old Jack Andraka of Crownsville, MD won the top prize.

This teenager figured out a new and innovative way to detect pancreatic cancer. During research on this new testing, his method was 90 percent more accurate than current tests used by oncologists worldwide. The new invention is also 28 times cheaper than the current tests and one thousand times more sensitive. That means that his new test would detect pancreatic cancer years ahead of the current tests.

This new form of testing is currently patent-pending, so it will have the potential to save millions of lives worldwide.

Source: Fox 45 Baltimore

Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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