Jack Andraka

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

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TED2013
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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 Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that's super cheap, effective and non-invasive — all before his 16th birthday.

Jack Andraka
/ Cancer detector inventor

A paper on carbon nanotubes, a biology lecture on antibodies and a flash of insight led 15-year-old Jack Andraka to design a cheaper, more sensitive cancer detector.  Full bio.

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