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Jake Andraka

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Wikipedia: Jake Andraka

Twitter: @jackandraka

Synopsis: Developed (at age 17) a new way to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer during early stages. Despite all the fanfare in 2013 and 2014, the work seems overhyped and it remains unpublished. This from a Forbes article:

The consensus: Andraka’s sensor is a probably a publishable piece of science that could eventually appear in a journal, and was a remarkable achievement for a high school student. But it falls far short of changing science and is only a small step toward developing a workable cancer diagnostic. ("Why Biotech Whiz Kid Jack Andraka Is Not On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List")

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