The Inspiring Story Of 15-Year-Old Jack Andraka

No matter that it’s an ad for Intel. If you have/had a loved one dying of cancer, you will feel Andraka’s story.

“If the key was early detection, maybe somebody just needed to start looking earlier.”

After his uncle died from pancreatic cancer, Andraka had just this thought. As he states in the video, he asked 200 experts for help. Only a doctor of oncology at Johns Hopkins was willing to provide him with lab space to use after school. Andraka succeeded in developing a test for pancreatic cancer that is 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the current standard.

For this test, he won Grand Prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

His emotional reaction is infectious.
The world needs more people like Jack Andraka, and fewer people like the “experts” who turned him down.

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