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Nov 9, 2019

15-Year-Old Creates Cancer Test That Is 26,000 Times Less Expensive With 100% Accuracy

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While many high-school sophomores are busy partying and socializing, Jack Andraka developed a test for pancreatic cancer that is the first test that detects the disease and tumors before they get out of hand.

And with pancreatic cancer having the lowest survival rate of any cancer, he truly accomplished something amazing with his work.

Pancreatic cancer shows no symptoms in the early stages and affects more than 8,000 people each year in the Uk and 45,000 in the U.S. Due to poor testing procedures in the past, by the time the cancer is detected, 4 out of 5 people are inoperable.

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