Wednesday, 11 September 2013

New Way of Diagnosing Cancer!

I watched this video today and was inspired. Not just because Jack is only 15 and has made such an incredible break through, but because of how he describes his journey from "not knowing I had a pancreas" to "discovering a detection system for pancreatic cancer" through researching online.

Please take time to watch this video, or to read his story below.


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Jack's Story: 

Jack Andraka is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at John Hopkins University. This research could change the face of cancer and promote early detection. To think that scientists spending millions of dollars to find more about cancer, a 15 year old finds out by doing a science fair project! Read more at:

Jack's method is 168 times faster, 26000 times cheaper, 400 times more sensitive and has a 90% success rate. He has been selected as the Intel 2012 ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. Jack is on the national junior whitewater kayaking team and enjoys playing with his dog and folding origami. Read more at:

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