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Published on Oct 28, 2012
Jack Andraka was named the Gordon E. Moore Award winner at Intel ISEF 2012 (basically the Olympics for high school science research) for his novel, non-invasive paper sensor to detect pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer before they become invasive, for only 3 cents in 5 minutes (no specialized training or bulky equipment needed). The sensor can also look at cancer drug resistance and how effective a cancer treatment is, and look at E.coli, salmonella, and rotavirus in food and water safety and blood borne pathogens such as AIDS/HIV and other STDs. In addition to the Moore award, Jack won the Google award for "Solving a large and seemingly impossible problem with a simple solution with broad impacts"; his prize money totals over $100,000.