Jack Andraka to deliver opening keynote at Medicine X

I’m excited to announce the opening keynote speaker for Stanford Medicine X 2013 will be Jack Andraka.

Jack is a Maryland high school student who, at age 15, created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer in 5 minutes and costs as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at Johns Hopkins University and is the winner of the Gordon E. Moore award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, as well as the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award.

He is the youngest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine and has been featured on 60 Minutes, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, NPR Marketplace, Popular Science and Wired, as well as documentaries including “You Don’t know Jack” by Morgan Spurlock. Jack is currently working with a team of teens (Gen Z) on the Qualcomm Foundation Tricorder X Prize.

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  • Hugo Campos
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    Jack Andraka is fantastic. What an excellent choice! I can’t wait.

  • JodySchoger
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    This is just way too cool. What a terrific choice.

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