Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory, Inc. is a professional, independent, not-for-profit, publicly supported, research institute dedicated to the discovery of new knowledge regarding the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Because the Laboratory is a not-for-profit enterprise, no organization or individual profits financially from its operation, and all discoveries resulting from ongoing research are freely given to the scientific and medical community through promptly reported peer reviewed publications. Wood Hudson approaches the cancer problem three ways:
1) study of clinical cases and experimental models of cancer to learn new methods of cancer prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment;
2) study of environmental causes of cancer, particularly food and drinking water chemicals, and
3) provision of training and "hands-on" research experience for tomorrow's scientists and physicians through its Undergraduate Research Education Program (UREP).