High school senior develops computer program to diagnose cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

High school senior develops computer program to diagnose cancer

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Another high school senior, this one in Florida, is applauded for her potentially life-saving medical research.

18-year-old Brittany Wenger has developed a computer program that helps diagnose cancer in its earliest stages.

"Actually the breast cancer program is working with two institutions now," said program developer Brittany Wenger.

"The concept is that they're able to model the brain's neurons and their interconnections so they can actually learn to detect patterns that are far too complex for humans to detect," Wenger said.

Now, Brittany is working on a program to help find leukemia early.

She's already been a guest speaker for the American Cancer Society after winning numerous science competitions. She'll begin college at Duke in the fall, hoping to become a pediatric oncologist.

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