Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer … from a teenager


Published on Jul 11, 2013 by TED

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.

2 thoughts on “Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer … from a teenager

  1. Yep, I love new breakthroughs like this, just look at all the opportunity! Instead of eating real food, now you can just go on and keep eating the poisons, puss and feces at Walmart and constantly test yourself for cancers until…you get one! Have a Red Bull to celebrate. The little f#@ktard needs to find better ways of growing real food or desalinizing water because some evil corporation is going to take his little worthless invention and turn it into a weapon, giving us all pancreatic cancer in a minute.

    1. I personally think he has a great idea. My mother died of pancreatic cancer when she only had a 2% chance of surviving. I would have loved to have something like this 18 years ago.

      I support our youth, because in spite of all the dumbing down they are facing in the public school system, and other challenges they face just trying to become adults, their genius shines through and they could very well be the generations who save this broken world.

      What have you invented lately that would make this world a better place to live? Just curious.
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