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Dr. Michelle Le Beau Joins CPRIT Leadership as New Chief Scientific Officer

09/14/2021

AUSTIN – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has appointed Michelle M. Le Beau, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer. Dr. Le Beau will lead the agency’s academic research program in supporting innovative cancer research and recruiting world-class cancer researchers to Texas institutions.

"With Dr. Le Beau’s addition, we will continue pressing the boundaries of the cancer research frontier," said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT’s chief executive officer. "She will integrate all three CPRIT programs—academic research, prevention, and product development research—to spark translation of scientific discovery into therapies to prevent, mitigate, and cure cancer."

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards $142 Million in New Grants

08/18/2021

(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced 73 new cancer research and prevention grants totaling over $142 million. The projects approved today include 62 academic research grant awards, nine prevention awards, and two product development research awards awarded to 24 institutions and companies across the state. These awards will expand access to clinical trials, incubate innovative cancer research, support the state’s emerging biotechnology industry, provide needed cancer screenings for underserved Texans and recruit outstanding cancer researchers to Texas.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards New Grants to Improve Access to Clinical Trials

08/18/2021

(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded eight grants totaling more than $13 million dedicated to expanding access to cancer clinical trials in Texas, including one new award that will strengthen clinical trial network infrastructure, two first-of-their-kind CPRIT awards to encourage increased participation in clinical trials and five awards that support the next generation of promising clinical investigators.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards $2.5 Million to UT Rio Grande Valley

08/18/2021

(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today announced a $2.5 million grant to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) for an Integrated Cancer Research Core facility. The award accelerates the UTRGV School of Medicine’s mission to address health disparities in the area, including a disproportionate incidence of liver, gallbladder, stomach, and cervical cancers and bridges existing gaps in the field of early cancer diagnostics and cancer therapeutics.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards $69.5 Million in New Grants

05/19/2021

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 20 academic research grants and five prevention grants totaling over $69 million.

Cancer Screenings Recover Statewide Despite Pandemic

03/23/2021

After experiencing a precipitous decline in the number of Texans receiving routine cancer screenings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that provide cancer screenings funded by grants from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) report encouraging signs of recovery.

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