Chicago Teen Leads Way To Colon Cancer Cure

Kevin Stonewall colon cancer

While most of his peers were focused on graduating and figuring out “what’s next?”, Keven Stonewall was discovering colon cancer breakthroughs during his last year of the high school.

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As a student working at a Rush University lab during his senior year, the teen from Chicago’s South Side (Ashburn neighborhood) found a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer in mice, according to a report from DNAInfo.

The current rising sophomore and biomedical engineering major at the University of Wisconsin Madison continues to follow his love for science and research a colon cancer vaccine that can be tested on the elderly, and ultimately, be a cure.