15 year old Jack Andraka enjoys Kayaking, watching glee, and doing advanced cancer research.
He has recently developed a test to check for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer in its early stages when survival rate is still very high. He developed the test using Google and information he had learned in biology class.
His test is:
26,000x less expensive
400x more sensitive
The test only costs 3 cents and takes 5 minutes to complete. You could get an accurate cancer test every single week for the rest of your life for $1.50 a year using Andraka’s breakthrough.
After sending out his initial ideas, he was rejected 199 times before being accepted.
Andraka states that he became involved in cancer research because so many members of his family have been affected by pancreatic cancer. According to Andraka “without the internet, none of this would have been possible.”