Meet the Chicago Teen Who May Cure Colon Cancer

Meet the Chicago Teen Who May Cure Colon Cancer

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A 19-year-old Chicago teen who is very passionate about cancer research has already achieved success in a lab that might go a long way toward a vaccine for colon cancer.

While working at a Rush University lab while still in high school, Kevin created tests with an experimental colon cancer vaccine that proved 100 percent effective in tests on young mice.

“My friends, family members have died from cancer,” Stonewall, who is a rising freshman at the University of Wisconsin said in an Intel video. “A lot of people are impacted by cancer. So I felt it was my role to step up and do something about it.”

The results of his research were presented at the national meeting for the Society for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer in Washington, D.C., and he is listed as lead author.

(WATCH the video below from Intel or READ more at DNAInfo)

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