Testing Application that Increases Sensitivity of FNA Testing for Breast Cancer – Developed by High School Student
We may not be top 10 worldwide in academic performance measured by math and science scores but this can't possibly accurate. DarkDaily has a story today about another high school student developing some great laboratory advances. The future is bright for the specialty of pathology!
Courtesy of DarkDaily:
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.
Teen-ager Brittany Wenger of Sarasota, Florida, developed a software program that was able to more accurately diagnose breast cancer from specimens collected by fine needle aspiration (FNA). Her effort won second place at the Google Science Fair, along with national news coverage of her accomplishment. (Photo by Andrew Federman of Google.)
Category: Pathology News