High School Student Develops Diagnostic Pathology Testing Application that Increases Sensitivity of FNA Testing for Breast Cancer
Pathologists take heed! Teenagers are taking off-the-self technology and creating useful new clinical laboratory tests for cancer and other diseases
For the second time in recent weeks, a teenager has made national news for developing a medical laboratory test that can more accurately diagnose disease when compared to methodologies currently used by clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Pathologists and clinical chemists have good reason to ask what is different about the science taught in today’s high school compared to recent years.
The subject of our coverage today is a 17-year-old girl from Sarasota, Florida. She developed a computer application that detects breast cancer with 99% accuracy! It was on July 6 when Dark Daily e-briefing, told you about the 15-year old from Maryland who developed a diagnostic test to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer. (See “High School Student Develops Diagnostic Test to Detect Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer”.) (more…)