Jack Andraka - Pancreatic Cancer Pioneer

Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old from Maryland, US, won the $75 000 2012 Gordon E. Moore Award, the grand prize of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair after he developed a new, rapid, and inexpensive method to detect early-stage pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.

Check out Jack Andraka's priceless reaction to the award.


Jack's test will significantly increase detection of early-stage cancer, which will result in much-improved outcomes. The test costs only $5, allowing wide access to this life-saving test.

"If a 15-year-old who didn't know what a pancreas was could figure out a way to detect pancreatic cancer, imagine what you could do."


Jack's inspiration and ambition is an inspiration to everyone. His innovation is a sure step towards a cure for pancreatic cancer and, eventually, cancer in general.

What will you do to make a difference?

Take care,