15 Year Old Develops Test For Pancreatic Cancer
In the category of both inspiring and depressing a 15 year old prodigy has developed a simple test which scientists believe could help in the early detection of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, in large part because it is often not detected until it is too late. This test, which uses strips costing 3 cents each, could allow very early detection and potentially improve the survival rate from less than 20% to nearly 100%.
Just to show how you should never give up on an idea, the young man took his theory to nearly 200 researchers who all turned him down before he found one who was willing to listen.