15-Year-Old American Develops A Faster, Cheaper Way For Early Detection
A15-year-old high school student in the US, whose uncle died of pancreatic cancer, has developed the first test for the disease that could detect tumours before they become too advanced to treat. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate for any cancer, which has remained unchanged for 40 years. It is symptomless in its early stages and strikes more than 8,000 people a year in the UK and 45,000 in the US. Four in five patients are inoperable by the time they are diagnosed and fewer than four in 100 live for five years.