Jake Andraka

By: Jose Zambrano

Background

Jake Thomas Andraka was born in Crownsville, Maryland on January 8, 1997. He is known for many things that he has done in his early life. He is known as an American Inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher. He is known for his work in developing a new, rapid, inexpensive, and patent pending method to detect an increase of a protien that indicates the presence of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer during their early stages.



"Science shouldn't be a luxury, science should not be a commodity."

Early Life

When Jack was at the age of 14, the boy of Maryland investigated a disease after it had killed a close family friend. He found that it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected in its early stages. It is estimated to be the 13th most common cancer in the world.

HEROISM (HERO:A PERSON, TYPICALLY A MAN, WHO IS ADMIRED OR IDEALIZED FOR COURAGE, OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS, OR NOBLE QUALITIES)

"This was a big accomplishment for me. It fulfilled my biggest and wildest dreams," Andraka told the Baltimore Sun. "But also, it means that I can actually get the word out about this deadly disease and this new test that I use to detect it."

Jack started to research and started to be more and more into helping others and not let them die like a close family member from him died, and he wanted to change that and wanted to make something cheaper and effective