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At 15 years old, Maryland student Jack Andraka has developed a new early-detection test for pancreatic cancer that is faster, cheaper, and more sensitive than anything being used in the clinic today, reports The Wall Street Journal. Working with researchers at Johns Hopkins, Andraka developed a paper sensor test for the protein mesothelin, which is overexpressed in several human tumors, including lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and pancreatic cancer. In a video interview with The Wall Street Journal, Andraka discusses his invention, for which he won top prize — the Gordon E.

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