Posted by: boomerangcomesback | January 31, 2013

A Salute to a 15 Year Old Kid for His Life-Saving Discovery!

Ahhh — an anti-dote to all the downer news…

Somehow, I missed this last year. This 15 yr. old’s scientific/medical invention is going to save innumerable lives from deadly pancreatic cancer, and other cancers.

Published on May 18, 2012

Jack Andraka was awarded USD 75,000 for his development of a new method to detect pancreatic cancer.

Jack Andraka’s new test detects pancreatic cancer earlier than any other
Deadly disease currently kills 19 out of 20 within five years
He claims his invention could raise survival rates to ‘close to 100 per cent’

By Damien Gayle Article located from source:

PUBLISHED:05:12 EST, 29 January 2013| UPDATED:13:38 EST, 29 January 2013

A 15-year-old schoolboy could save millions of lives after he invented a new, low-cost test that can detect the early stages of a deadly form of cancer.

Jack Andraka from Crownsville, Maryland, developed a simple dip-stick test for levels of mesothelin, a biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer found in blood and urine.

It promises to revolutionise treatment of the disease, which currently kills 19 out of 20 sufferers after five years – largely because its so difficult to detect until its final stages.

more here

This kid should be very proud of himself,to potentially save the lives of so many people.


  1. Obviously the kid is brilliant. When diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it’s a death sentence for most. Now he should get to work on reversing cancer once it’s detected. Of course when he does, big medicine and big pharma will discredit him and destroy his life.

  2. JG — there have been any number of cancer “cures” developed over the years. They have been buried and shelved by you know who, just like alternative energy and propulsion systems, as Big Oil erases the competition. I’m sure you probably know all this.

  3. Yep, Boom, that’s why I said Big M & Big P would destroy him before they’d let a cure through. Sickening isn’t it? pun intended.

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