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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards New Grants


AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 10 new academic research grants totaling over $31 million to recruit eminent cancer researchers to Texas.

Statement from CPRIT CEO Wayne Roberts on Senate passage of HJR 12


"Twelve years ago, Texas made history with an unprecedented initiative to take on cancer. Texas is clearly showing that the investment and focus have been worth it. We are making enormous progress in advancing the understanding of cancer science, accelerating potential cures and prevention strategies, and transforming the cancer landscape in Texas."

CPRIT Legislative Update


Today, the Texas Senate Committee on Finance unanimously approved HJR 12 by a vote of 10-0. This vote now clears the way for the bill to be considered by the full Senate.

CPRIT Legislative Update


This week, the Texas House of Representatives approved House Joint Resolution (HJR) 12 and House Bill (HB) 39 both by Rep. John Zerwas.

Childhood Cancer Awareness in the Texas Legislature


This week, CPRIT Chief Scientific Officer James Willson, MD presented invited testimony to the Senate Transportation Committee on SB 2014 and SB 2015 by Senator Pat Fallon. In his testimony, Dr. Willson outlined progress made on Childhood Cancer through CPRIT-funded research.

Colon Cancer: Prevention and Research Advances


In 2019 there will be an estimated 11,533 cases of colon cancer and 4,242 deaths in Texas. Colon cancer could be virtually eliminated through screening and treatment yet it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Texas. Learn more about how CPRIT funds numerous programs combating this disease.

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