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15 yr old develops 3 Cent Detection of Pancreatic, Ovarian and Lung Cancer

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Jack Andraka is a fifteen year old freshman in Maryland 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. He has been selected as the Intel 2012 ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. Watch him on Youtube



Amazing! Now we just need some smart kid with a chemistry set to develop a cure for cancer in his mom's basement ... Makes you wonder where all reseach money is going. 

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So cool! Thanks for posting. Very inspiring lecture. Makes one think a cure could be had someday for sure:).

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Now Jack Andraka is teaming with two other award-winning teens to develop a disease diagnosis device the size of a smartphone. It’s something Andraka believes can win the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize in the next few years.



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Thanks for sharing this good news!  We'll have to keep an eye on this amazing young man!


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Even though I am not an Ovarian cancer patient, we all celebrate the breakthroughs for our sisters!  This gives us all such real hope for the future. 

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