Pancreatic Cancer Research – Jack Andraka
Meet high-school sophomore, Jack Andraka who has been researching ways to test and cure pancreatic cancer. Yes he is only 16 but his persistence, courage and intelligence shows that he is one outstanding scientist. I am not a fan of big corporations at all, however in this case Kudos for GE for creating short films about people creating, innovating and researching for things that can change our world for the better.
Jack labored for over 7 months but finally invented a small dipstick probe to test for pancreatic cancer, that uses just a sixth of a drop of blood appears to be much more accurate than existing approaches and takes five minutes to complete. The inexpensive method can detect an increase of a protein that indicated the presence of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer during it’s early stages.
Not only is Jack an extremely smart young scientist, he is also openly gay showing us that he also boasts a very strong and confident personality. Good luck with all your endeavors Jack and keep researching so that you can help thousands of people around the globe. If you want to see more interesting short films about innovators, researchers and young prodigies than take a look at GE Focus Forward.