Student Jack Andraka used Wikipedia to Research a New Test for Cancer

*credit verbatim via WikiMediablog.org, Victor Grigas and Yoona Ha*

When a close family friend passed away from pancreatic cancer, a 14-year-old American from Crownsville, Maryland named Jack Andraka wanted to find a better way of detecting the disease. Using the Internet and Wikipedia articles as a starting point for his research, the now 18-year-old high school senior became a cancer researcher who invented a fast, inexpensive test that may eventually be used to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.

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*credit verbatim via WikiMediablog.org, Victor Grigas and Yoona Ha*

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