Teenager creates a new cancer detection method
Come along to Jack Andraka’s book launch
When Jack Andraka was 13 he was being bullied for being gay, a close family friend was dying of cancer and he felt like a constant outsider.
But instead of giving up Jack used his passion for science to try and make a difference, with a brand new cancer detection system.
After conducting two years of research and being denied help from hundreds of Universities and companies, Jack’s experiment worked!
Jack’s test for pancreatic, lung and ovarian cancers now has the potential to be over four hundred times as effective as current medical solutions. And to top it off, it only costs a fraction of the price.
Breakthrough is a book that celebrates the perseverance and ingenuity of this remarkable teenager. It aims to push readers to pursue their dreams and to never stop learning.
Not only an inspirational teenage success story, Jack’s journey helped him conquer his depression and overcome bullying.
Gay’s The Word will be hosting a free book event for Breakthrough, which will take place in London on 24 May.
Words Christopher McParlan, @chrismcparlan