The Prevention Program's guiding principles are to fund evidence-based interventions across the prevention continuum for any cancer types that are culturally appropriate for the target population and validated by documented research or applied evidence.


We can prevent approximately half of all cancers. However, the ability to reduce cancer death rates depends, in part, on more broadly applying evidence-based prevention interventions currently available. CPRIT's prevention grant awards make it possible for prevention interventions and services to reach more Texans to decrease the burden of cancer. Through its Prevention Program, CPRIT invests in effective community-based interventions so that new technologies and services are made available across the state, with priority given to areas and populations that are underserved.

Because of proven prevention interventions, early detection, and better treatments, we are seeing steadily declining mortality rates. Texas has seen a drop in the death rates from cancer by almost fourteen percent between 2010 and 2018 (the latest data available); this translates to nearly 25,580 averted deaths. This is due to the efforts of everyone in the state who is addressing cancer incidence and mortality.

Preventing cancers or detecting them early also provides economic benefits to the state. According to The Perryman Group, every $1 spent through CPRIT for screening and prevention leads to $29.08 in treatment cost-savings, preserved productivity, and other economic benefits through earlier detection of cancers.

Portfolio Maps

The maps below offer a "snapshot" of the county of residence of people served and major focus areas of currently active CPRIT Prevention projects. Individual projects may offer additional services.

Prevention Portfolio Maps

Resources for Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer incidence and mortality in Texas

Designated Medically Underserved Areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas and Non-metropolitan Areas of Texas

Resources by topic

Clinical Recommendations

Effective communication tools for public education and outreach programs

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Ramona Magid
Chief Prevention Officer

Carlton Allen
Program Manager for Prevention

Phone: 512-626-2358
Email: [email protected]