YES, you got that right – this 15-year-old freshman developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents.
His name is Jack Andraka, and we said – he is a fifteen year old freshman in high school.
This is how the story goes – Jack conducted his research at John Hopkins University. This research could change the face of cancer and promote early detection.
To think that scientists spending millions of dollars to find more about cancer, a 15 year old finds out by doing a science fair project!
And, ladies and gentlemen, I really think that you’ll be amazed when we tell you that his method is 168 times faster, 26000 times cheaper, 400 times more sensitive and has a 90% success rate.
He has been selected as the Intel ISEF winner and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. Jack is on the national junior whitewater kayaking team and enjoys playing with his dog and folding origami.