American teenager invents method to detect pancreatic cancer


Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Andraka, Maryland, was awarded a prize of $ 75.000 to create this method of detecting cancerous.

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

An American teenager, Jack Andraka, 15 years old invented a new method, simple and inexpensive to detect incipient pancreatic cancer. Special Photo

Washington, United States. – An American teenager of 15 years, Jack Andraka, invented a new form, simple and inexpensive to detect incipient pancreatic cancer, reported CNN.

The discovery earned him first prize at science fair and engineering the world’s largest, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Andraka, from Maryland, was awarded a $ 75,000 prize for creating this detection method carcinogen “using  blood and urine tests.” The test has shown a 90% more accurate than those used so far, is 28 times cheaper and a thousand times more sensitive than current tests for this cancer. “I’m working with Johns Hopkins to improve the patent and I am also beginning to offer the product to other companies “to market, said the young inventor.

Andraka explained that detect pancreatic cancer early increases the chance of cure to almost one hundred percent. to the advantages of his method adds the which is not invasive to the body.

The pancreas is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, high consumption of red meat, high consumption of sugar, a diet low in fiber and diabetes mellitus. Each year 44.000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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