Cancer Whiz Kid

By ASPIREist | Just For A Minute. Teenager Jack Andraka invents a faster, better, cheaper test for pancreatic cancer

Just For A Minute: Cancer Whiz Kid

Jack Andraka, Inventor Information, Facts, News, Photos

Inventor Jack Andraka, of Crownsville, Maryland, is not your typical teenager. Two years ago, at the age of 15, he invented a new, potentially lifesaving tool for detecting pancreatic, lung, and ovarian cancer. The test, using a dipstick-type sensor, filter paper, and a basic instrument for …

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The Cancer-Test Kid | The Scientist Magazine®

“I was like, ‘There has to be a better way than this really crappy test,’” says Andraka, currently a sophomore at North County High School in Glen …

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For A World Without Cancer: Jack Andraka at TEDxOrangeCoast

A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager | Jack Andraka

Jack Andraka Invented A Cancer Breakthrough. Now He's Building Nanobots. He's 18.

Jack Andraka just graduated high school. It was a big deal, of course, but it was also a moment of normalcy for a kid whose life so far has been …

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Why Biotech Whiz Kid Jack Andraka Is Not On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

When I put out a call for promising young scientists to be part of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 project, no name came up more than that of Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old* who created a prototype cancer diagnostic test and won the top $75,000 prize at Intel’s annual high school science fair.<p>And no …

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Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

Emerging Explorer Jack Andraka doesn't plan to stop with his prize-winning test for pancreatic cancer.<p><i>Editor's Note: Jack Andraka is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

Breakthrough: How One Teen’s Discovery Will Change Cancer Detection Forever

More by M.B.<p>What were you doing when you were 15 years old? Most of us could barely keep our rooms clean or get out of bed to make it to school on …

Boy Wonder: Jack Andraka

<i>The following script is from "Boy Wonder" which aired on Oct. 13, 2013. The correspondent is Morley Safer. Katy Textor, producer.</i><p>Pancreatic cancer is …

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A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager

Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack …

Whiz kid Jack Andraka, 16, comes from a family of scientists

But Andraka always comes home, eventually, as he did for the holidays. It's tempting to say that back home in Crownsville, with his parents Jane and …

Cancer breakthrough whiz kid snags seat with Michelle Obama at the State of the Union

(CBS News) One of the guests at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address is responsible for a major breakthrough in the battle against …

The real-life Dr Spock: Boy genius, 15, on the verge of creating 'Star Trek Tricorder' that can diagnose range of diseases with just a wave at the skin

By<p>Last year, then-15-year-old Jack Andraka became an international sensation by inventing a cheap and accurate pancreatic cancer sensor, so it was …

What Is Pancreatic Cancer?

The pancreas has 2 main types of cells:<p><b>Exocrine cells:</b> Most of the cells in the pancreas form the exocrine glands and ducts. The exocrine glands make …