Cancer Research Program

HudsonAlpha researchers are experts at understanding the genetic contributors behind many types of cancer, including ovarian, breast, pancreatic, colorectal, and prostate cancer.

By using cutting-edge genomic technologies, our scientists work to identify the genetic mechanisms behind chemoresistant and metastatic cancers. These discoveries can help shed light on many other types of cancers beyond those studied at HudsonAlpha.

Through our research, we strive to bring health, healing, and hope to millions of patients around the world. 

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“Using genomic technologies, we can untangle the genetic reasons behind treatment-resistant cancers using an unbiased approach. Equipped with those discoveries, we can better understand how patients will respond to existing treatments and identify targets for new drugs that could improve response and increase patient survival.”Sara Cooper, PhD, HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator

HudsonAlpha is making genetic testing for cancer risk more accessible than ever before through the Information is Power initiative. Through Information is Power, genetic testing for many genes associated with cancer, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, are available for free or at reduced cost.

Early diagnosis is crucial for better patient outcomes. Knowing your risk can tell you whether you are eligible for earlier or advanced screenings, which could save your life, and informs whether your family members may need testing of their own.

Make a difference that saves lives.

Through gifts made to the HudsonAlpha Foundation, you can support our scientists’ work to improve cancer patient prognosis and save lives around the world.

Philanthropic support has allowed us to make important breakthroughs, but there is more work to be done.

The HudsonAlpha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the supporting entity for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Your gift supports Cancer research, part of the Scientific Advancement Fund. Tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation are for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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