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High School Kid Discovers Early Stage Cancer Detection Test

Jack Andraka was a 15-year old high school student when he discovered a simple and extremely inexpensive test which detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers at a very early stage when they are easily treated with nearly 100% success.

These cancers, especially pancreatic cancer, have very high mortality rates because they are typically detected in terminal stages.

Andraka has won an international youth science award for his work.

If this proves out it is a tremendously big deal, putting Andraka in a category that would include Alexander Fleming and Jonas Salk.

We have more plus Andraka making a TED presentation at Global Economic Intersection.