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 2021. 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 in 2020. You rose to the challenge and on June 29, we reached our goal of 5,000 tests and at the start of 2021 we are at 5,200 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). Through 2021, 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. There is also an option to gift a test to someone you love.

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.

THANK YOU! to all our generous sponsors that have helped make Information is Power a powerful tool for our community over the past 5 years..

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, 284,200 cases will be diagnosed and 44,130 deaths will occur in the U.S. according to the National Cancer Institute. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women because it can be difficult to diagnose early. Colorectal deaths in 2021 will top 52,980. 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 and continue the initiative.

Kristy Bell

Information is Power Program Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 256-327-5289

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

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March 17, 2021
HudsonAlpha and The Links, Inc, (Greater Huntsville Chapter) will host two virtual events March 23 and April 6 at 6:30pm to discuss how genes can impact your health, healthcare disparities, and how genetic testing and participa...
February 25, 2021
WAAY TV spoke with Sara Cooper, PhD, about the virtual Tie the Ribbons luncheon and how HudsonAlpha researchers are working to combat this devastating disease through research and initiatives like Information is Power. Check out t...
February 25, 2021
HudsonAlpha hosted the annual Tie the Ribbons event on October 15, 2020 to raise funds and awareness of breast and ovarian cancer research at the Institute. In addition, Sara Cooper, PhD, gave an update on the Information is Power...
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