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