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Jack Andraka

Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer, American Inventor & Scientist


Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in 5 minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at Johns Hopkins University and is the winner of the Gordon E. Moore award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and was Mrs. Obama’s guest at the State of the Union Address. He was named a Champion of Change by President Obama for his work to break down scientific journal paywalls.

Andraka has spoken at TED Long Beach, over 16 TEDx events including the House of Parliament and is the youngest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, NPR Marketplace, Popular Science, BBC, and Al Jazeera as well as in award winning documentaries including You Don’t know Jack by Morgan Spurlock.

Andraka is currently working at the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center on nanorobots and improvements on his sensor. He also has worked extensively on environmental issues and has developed an ultra-inexpensive water filter for developing nations made from recycled plastic water bottles.

Jack Andraka speaks about open access, STEM education and universal Internet availability. He is also on the national junior wildwater kayaking team and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions.


A Promising Test for Pancreatic Cancer...From a Teenager

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