HudsonAlpha closer to understanding cancer

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - HudsonAlpha includes cancer as just one of its mission areas. Each day they continue to further the search for scientific advancement.

Dr. Rick Myers, president and science director at HudsonAlpha, says it's a team effort. "We collaborate with physicians and physician scientists from around the world, a lot of them here in Alabama, and we are trying to help to answer questions like, "Can we distinguish different sub-types of a cancer?" Breast cancer isn't one disease, it's ten different diseases," said Myers.

According to the White House, Joe Biden will host Wednesday's Cancer Summit. It will be the first of its kind to focus on more than 100 types of cancer.

Here at home, Dr. Myers says the cure may seem like a tall order to some, but progress is made every day.

"We have the technology now to figure these out. They are really, really powerful. They've become more and more powerful even in the past year, we're seeing great advances there. We just have to have the will and the funding worldwide, not just here at Hudson Alpha," said Myers.