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Cancer Researcher, STEM Advocate & Child Prodigy
Rishab Jain is a 15-year-old scientist and inventor. Rishab invented the Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System, an artificial intelligence tool that improves radiation treatment. He also invented The Pancreas Detective, an invention improving the diagnosis of gene mutations used in precision medicine.
Rishab co-founded the Samyak Science Society, a non-profit organization in which he promotes science and technology for young minds. Rishab is currently a high school student and aspires to become a surgeon; he hopes to cure pancreatic cancer one day.
Jain created an algorithm that uses artificial intelligence to accurately locate and track the pancreas in real-time during MRI-guided radiotherapy. He developed and tested his algorithm using images of the human digestive system,and found it could correctly detect the pancreas with a 98.9 percent success rate. The innovation aims to improve accuracy, reduce evasiveness and increase efficiency during treatment, resulting in better quality of life and chance for survival among patients.