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Teen's Cancer Test Could Save Lives (VOA On Assignment Mar. 8)i
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March 08, 2013 1:20 PM
On Assignment's Philip Alexiou talks with VOA reporter Julie Taboh about her experience meeting and covering Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old U.S. science prodigy who developed a breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer. The test is designed to detect the disease at its earliest stage -- a potentially major achievement in the field as pancreatic cancer is one of cancer's deadliest forms.

Teen's Cancer Test Could Save Lives (VOA On Assignment Mar. 8)

Published March 08, 2013

On Assignment's Philip Alexiou talks with VOA reporter Julie Taboh about her experience meeting and covering Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old U.S. science prodigy who developed a breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer. The test is designed to detect the disease at its earliest stage -- a potentially major achievement in the field as pancreatic cancer is one of cancer's deadliest forms.

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