Information is Power: The Initiative Democratizing Cancer Genetic Testing


Since 2015, more than 6,200 people have participated in Information is Power to learn their genetic risk for ovarian, breast, pancreatic, colon, and endometrial cancers. This HudsonAlpha-led public health initiative has changed lives by delivering valuable information to people across Alabama.

Sarah Sharman, PhD, Research Communications and Innovation Strategy Manager, reflects on the program’s history and impact and sits down with Sara Cooper, PhD, Faculty Investigator, and Kristy Bell, Information is Power Program Coordinator, to talk about the program’s recent expansion and their plans for the program’s future.

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