Jack Thomas Andraka is an inventor, scientist and cancer researcher. He is the recipient of the 2012 Gordon E. Moore Award, the grand prize of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Andraka was awarded the $75,000 Award, named in honor of the co-founder of Intel Corporation, for his work in developing a new, rapid, and inexpensive method to detect an increase of a protein that indicates the presence of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer during early stages when there is a higher likelihood of a cure.
Jack’s test is 28 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests. There is another interesting bit of information about Jack, he is in high school and invented this test when he was 15 years old.