(AUSTIN) The governing board of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) took another major step in the fight against cancer by approving over $49 million in new cancer research and prevention grants at its quarterly meeting on Wednesday. Of the 29 grants approved by the Oversight Committee, significant awards included the first CPRIT Scholar award to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, state funding for Baylor Research Institute to join a major National Cancer Institute study, and numerous targeted TREC awards to cancer research centers outside major Texas metropolitan areas.
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(AUSTIN) The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas announced its lineup of keynote speakers, moderators, and presenters for its Innovations VI Conference taking place in Galveston on October 2-3. The list includes luminaries from across the cancer research and prevention field, including national cancer leaders, and innovators in prevention, basic, clinical and translational research, and corporate product development.
(AUSTIN) Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) CEO Wayne Roberts and others joined President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (Texas Tech El Paso) Richard Lange and local leaders for a press conference on Friday, July 28th to spotlight a major new cancer research grant awarded to the university. The $6 million CPRIT grant (RP230420) supports the creation of a Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer (TREC) initiative at the university, which will focus on impacting cancer outcomes among Hispanics in the region.
(AUSTIN) The governing board of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) advanced the fight against cancer by approving over $73 million in new cancer research grants at its quarterly meeting on Wednesday.
The board approved $60 million in crucial, early-stage investments in Texas-based companies developing breakthrough cancer-fighting drugs and treatments, including one company relocating from Seattle to Houston. The Oversight Committee also approved several new CPRIT scholar awards to recruit world-class cancer investigators from across the country to Texas institutions.
(AUSTIN) The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas joined Livestrong Cancer Institutes at Dell Medical School, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences to host a symposium focused on expanding Texas leadership in the groundbreaking field of computational oncology. The event was held adjacent to the UT Austin campus at the Dell Medical School Health Learning Building and was livestreamed to a pre-registered audience.
(McALLEN) Representatives from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) joined area legislators and leaders from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in McAllen for a press conference today to spotlight a major new grant awarded to the university.