2013 Revolutionary Research on Pancreatic, Ovarian and Lung Cancer Detection

My 3 Cents on Cancer: Jack Andraka at TEDxSanJoseCAWomen

Jack 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. 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.

  • Jack’s method is 168 times faster, 26000 times cheaper, 400 times more sensitive and has a 90% success rate.
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  • Video by TEDxTalks, Published on 15 Jan 2013
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