Early Pancreatic Cancer detection with Saliva swab got the young duo the Bal Shakti Puraskar for their invention.

harsh agrawal and anmol rathi

Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Puraskar is awarded by the president of India consistently every year to motivate the outstanding accomplishments of children in different fields. This year it was given to 49 children aged 5 to 18 years under different classes including courage, social work, education, creative arts, music and inventiveness, and academics. Two understudies of Bhavan's R. K. Sarda Vidya Mandir, Harsh Agrawal, and  Anmol Rathi of class XI turned into the glad beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Puraskar this year. Both 15 years of age experts are being granted the BAL Shakti puraskar 2020 for Excellence in the field of cancer research. An award, a tablet, and a money prize of Rs. 1 Lac were given to each master awardee to stamp their achievement.

Harsh Agrawal was born on 13 Dec 2003, in partnership with  Anmol Rathi Showed a praiseworthy accomplishment on creating a colorimetric block-based saliva swab test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In 2019, Harsh and Anmol won the Genius Olympiad Gold Medal in New York, USA, and took first place in the 2030 vision. "Their cancer detection strip is 125 times more efficient, cost-effectiveness contrast to MRI and CT scans, and 35 times more effective and efficient than a CA19-9 Blood test," the WCD (Ministry of Women and Child Development) twitted on social media.

They additionally got the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Award, which is the country's most noteworthy youth research honour.

A Soul spark…..

In 2017, Harsh enrolled in the National Science Fair in India, where he was enlivened by youthful pioneers focused on tackling worldwide issues. At that point, he grew optimistic about the issue he was working to fix – pancreatic cancer. Know More About Pancreatic Cancer  

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most life-threatening cancers in the world. It takes away the lives of around 300,000 people worldwide. Currently, there’s an urgent need for the early detection of this disease to maximize the life expectancy of this devastating cancer. Every year, pancreatic cancer kills several thousands of patients nationwide, with a mortality rate of only about 7%, largely due to the challenges of early diagnosis.

Following one year of experimentation, research, and meeting with different clinical experts, Harsh, and his accomplice Anmol, created Cancer-Ex. Know More About Cancer-Ex


Both masters affirmed the strip is beneficial for an 'Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer they further mentioned " this is not only a highly sensitive cancer detection strip rather it is a highly sensitive strip-based test alongside a Smart Algorithm incorporating Retrospective Data for Risk Assessment'.

It is estimated that the cancer detection strips they have invented can save millions of lives from a deadly disease that would otherwise stay untreated or identified at the last phase where the patient has a marginal survival rate.

Inexpensive early detection …..

In any case, as indicated by the American College of Radiology, no imaging tests ought to be done except if there is a specific medical advantage, likewise these outputs are excessively costly, which isn't feasible for an ordinary individual to consistently take these routine scans. Their advancement is a cheap, non-intrusive strip that utilizes saliva swab to identify cancerous pancreatic in its initial phases. Contrasted with customary discovery strategies, Cancer-Ex is multiple times less expensive than an MRI scan, doesn't need the utilization of hefty gear or help from a clinical expert, and is the main non-obtrusive treatment available for pancreatic malignancy.

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Plenty Secrete admirers?

The outcome was the convergence of the hard work and dedication of Harsh and Anmol, motivated by parental and school support. and the school, empowered with the supervision of their instructor Mr Sushil Kumar Pandey, a chemistry department faculty at Bhavan's R. K. Sarda Vidya Mandir, Raipur. In an attempt to optimize their devices, the pair carried out extensive research on the cancer detection strip design.

Success Loaded with praise …….

Harsh and Anmol were among those fortunate champs who were welcomed by the Govt. of India for the honour function held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on January 22, 2020. Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, met these camps and saluted them for their excellent accomplishment. On 26th January, both Anmol and Harsh marched together with a band of 49 young wonder prodigies, wearing their winter uniform holding awards in their hand, and making India proud on the Republic day.

Harsh Agrawal Co-Founder of CancerEX  Anmol Rathi Co-Founder of CancerEX

PM Narendra Modi tweet ‘hats off kudos’…..

Just after bagging medals and awards from the Indian President at The Rashtrapati Bhavan, these boys met Prime Minister Narendra Modi where they invested a wonderful evening interacting with him and avail the opportunity of knowing the PM of India closely. At last, PM Narendra Modi praised them on twitter and said,” Kudos to my young companion Harsh Agrawal on being presented the Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020."

India's Prestigious Award For This Child Prodigy

Plans for the future!!

In 2020, Harsh and Anmol have decided to continue their research, working with clinics in India to additionally improve their strip accuracy and sensitivity to disease. They plan to encourage laboratories and hospitals all around to follow the Cancer-Ex early diagnostic method, saving tons of lives across the world. Their way of breaking work in the well being area will profit numerous individuals worldwide in the coming days. Good luck with future endeavours!!

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