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15-year-old boy develops test for early-stage pancreatic cancer - WOW!

By JohnThomas Didymus  
May 22, 2012 in Science

A 15-year-old teenager Jack Andraka, has invented a new, simple and cheap way of testing for pancreatic cancer. Andraka was awarded a $75,000 first prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his invention.

Hypervocal reports that Andraka, from Crownsville, Maryland, won the top prize at the biggest science and engineering fair in the world, the  Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Andraka' simple dip-stick blood and urine test can detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, MSN  reports. According to Fox Baltimore, Andraka's patent-pending test has been shown to be more than 90 percent accurate, 28 times cheaper and 1000 times more sensitive than existing tests for pancreatic cancer. (...)

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