Jack Andraka, a 15 year old scientist has invented a dipstick sensor that can detect pancreatic cancer, which is 28 times faster and 28 times cheaper than the current test. The cancer detection tool that tests blood or urine developed by this High school freshman Jack Andraka from Crownsville, Maryland is more than 90 percent accurate and 100 times more sensitive.
Not only that, it can also detect ovarian and lung cancer at an early stage as well.
Jack Andraka won the Gordon E. Moore Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for this invention with a cash prize of $75,000. Jack was inspired by his uncle who died from pancreatic cancer and conducted research at the laboratory of Dr. Anirban Maitra from Johns Hopkins University.
Watch the video and meet the teen scientist and Gordon E. Moore Award winner Jack Andraka. The video is featured on The Daily What.