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He Got About 199 Rejection Letters And 1 'Maybe' But Still Managed To Invent Something Amazing

We've been diagnosing this disease ineffectively for decades. One teenager is working to change that.

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Meet Jack. When Jack Andraka (who, by the way, is a teenager) was first trying to find a space to do his research on pancreatic cancer, many laboratories turned him down. Why? Because no one had time to entertain what they saw as the silly notions of a teenage boy. Nobody believed that a mere teen could come up with a better diagnostic test for the cancer than the one that's been the medical standard for decades. And to be honest, I didn't really believe it either at first.

But spoiler alert: Yep, he's totally doin' it.


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