Early detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   Too young to compromise and too naive to understand limitations.  Bravo to young Jack Andraka  (age 15) and his sensor for the detection of pancreatic cancer (commercial production is still 2 years from delivery).   His sensor for mesothelin ( a protein present in people with pancreatic cancer) is:

168 x more rapid

>400X more sensitive

>26,000 less expensive  (3 cents)

     …….than current tests for pancreatic cancer.

 No more “guess and check”.

 

SEE

TED talk:

http://talentsearch.ted.com/video/Jack-Andraka-Detecting-pancreat;TEDNew-York

 

and an UPDATE:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2287312/Jack-Andraka-invented-early-test-pancreatic-cancer-verge-creating-mobile-device-inspired-Star-Trek-diagnose-ANY-illness.html

 

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Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   Too young to compromise and too naive to understand limitations.  Bravo to young Jack Andraka  (age 15) and his sensor for the detection of pancreatic cancer (commercial production is still 2 years from delivery).   His sensor for mesothelin ( a protein present in people with pancreatic cancer) is: 168 x…
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