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The Resource Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world, Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak

Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world, Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak

Label
Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world
Title
Breakthrough
Title remainder
how one teen innovator is changing the world
Statement of responsibility
Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling and engaging memoir by globally renowned teen scientist Jack Andraka.Jack Andraka was just 15 when he invented an early detection test for three types of cancer. After a family friend passed away from pancreatic cancer, Jack began to research the subject. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening test contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals. While sitting in biology class, he hit upon an idea. Then he came up with a plan and budget to put his idea in motion.In 2012, working with the team at John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Jack created a test that can detect pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer in its earliest stages. It costs only three cents to run and has an accuracy rate higher than 90 per cent.Now, at 17, Jack is a renowned scientist. He has won numerous awards globally and speaks to packed audiences about his research, his story, and his ideas for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education reform.In Breakthrough, Jack encourages members of his generation to approach their pursuits, whatever they may be, with determination and optimism. Jack shares his experiences of bullying, rejection, hard work, and international success. In doing so, he illustrates how the curiosity and perseverance of one teen could potentially save the lives of millions. The power to change the world is within each of us, if only we have the courage to realise
Summary
Chronicles the teen scientist's development of an early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying
Tone
Audio
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10406975
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1997-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andraka, Jack
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
PerformerNote
Read by Kevin R. Free
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lysiak, Matthew
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Andraka, Jack
  • Andraka, Jack
  • Medical innovations
  • Scientists
  • Cancer
  • Teenagers
  • Cancer
  • Medical innovations
  • Bullying
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how one teen innovator is changing the world
Label
Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world, Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical information
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054815896
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781925106541
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891307038
Label
Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world, Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical information
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054815896
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781925106541
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891307038

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