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High Schooler Devises Potential Cancer Cure

High Schooler Devises Potential Cancer Cure

Feb 18, 2012-- 17-year-old Angela Zhang's after school project may change the world. Zhang has been making headlines recently after taking home a check of $100,000 from the national Siemens science contest, and now it has been suggested that her research could lead to a potential cure for cancer. "I created a nanoparticle that's kind of like the Swiss Army knife of cancer treatment in that it can detect cancer cells, eradicate the cancer cells and then monitor the treatment response. So the major aim of the project was to personalize cancer medicine," Zhang told ABC News. The teen began reading doctorate level work on bio-engineering when she was a freshman. (19056 reads)


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