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. View his testimony in the video and read his remarks here.

CPRIT-funded Centers of Excellence establish Texas as a national leader discovering more effective ways to prevent and cure childhood cancers. Twelve percent of CPRIT’s portfolio goes to childhood cancer research, which is three times the national rate. Listen to Dr. Stephen Skapek of UT Southwestern and Dr. Ruben Mesa, Director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss the work they are doing in childhood cancer research and how CPRIT has supported collaboration between institutions across the state to team up to tackle this terrible disease.