Even in these tough times, it is easy to learn your cancer risk

Cancer is still touching the lives of many. Almost 30,000 Alabama men and women will be diagnosed with cancer, and more than 10,000 will die in 2020. The simple saliva test, offered by Kailos Genetics, screens for the well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, as well as several dozen other genes linked to breast, ovarian, colon, prostate, pancreatic, and other cancers.

To help us reach our goal of 5,000 tests, HudsonAlpha offered the Information is Power test for FREE to those 19 years of age and older in Madison, Limestone, Jackson, Marshall, or Morgan Counties. You rose to the challenge and on June 29, we reached our goal of 5,000 tests. Thanks to all of you! We are gathering support to fund more free tests to a wider age range (stay in touch by filling in the form on the bottom of this page). As of June 30, 2020, the Information is Power cancer-screening test is still offered at a reduced rate of $129 for those 19 and older, and is still FREE for those 28, 29, and 30 years of age in the 5 counties.

What you learn can have an impact on your life and the life of your family. Please help us spread the word.

Cancer is Scary

Let our researchers and genetic counselors answer questions about the risk for these cancers:

Kailos Test Kit

Simple to take test and easy to understand

The Information is Power test is mailed to you with a pre-stamped return envelope. The information you learn can be shared with your physician and might also be important to other members of your family. Our genetic counselors are always here to help explain positive results.

Help us continue the fight against cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. This year alone, more than 300,000 cases will be diagnosed. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women because it can be difficult to diagnose early. At HudsonAlpha, our scientists are working to better understand these cancers and how they develop and spread, so we can diagnose earlier and develop more effective therapies. But today, women and men continue to be affected by these cancers, which is why we launched Information is Power. Thanks to our sponsor, Russel Hill for making this possible.

If you’d like to be notified of future opportunities for Information is Power promotions please provide an email below:

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November 9, 2017
HudsonAlpha hosted the ninth annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon yesterday where a sell-out crowd of 1,300 heard HudsonAlpha’s Howard Jacob, PhD, announce that Information is Power will continue for another year, and offer free...
November 8, 2017
Free genetic cancer risk testing now available for 28 to 32-year-olds Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced the continuation and expansion of the Information is Power  initiative to a crowd of 1,3...
November 8, 2017
Tie the Ribbons continues to be sold-out event HudsonAlpha hosted the ninth annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon Nov. 8 at the Von Braun Center to a crowd of 1,300. Attendees heard an update on HudsonAlpha’s breast and ovarian cancer...
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