Programmatic Review Process and Priorities

The Prevention Review Council (PRC) is composed of the Chairs of the Peer Review Committees and the PRC Chair. The goals of the programmatic review are to meet budget guidelines and to balance the CPRIT portfolio by selecting the best projects based on the programmatic priorities (listed below). Applications must be within the score range (determined by the PRC) to be considered during programmatic review. At this level of review, recommendations for funding are based on comparisons with applications from the prevention review panels and programmatic priorities. The scores are only one factor considered during programmatic review.

Programmatic Priorities include but may not be limited to:

  1. Potential for Public Health Impact and Return on Investment (ROI)
    • Project’s potential impact on cancer prevention and control (e.g. to reduce risk, prevent cancer, detect cancer early, improve quality of life for survivors) and demonstration of a strong evidence base
    • Good investment given the cost of the program and potential reach and impact.
  2. Geographic Distribution
    • High incidence, mortality areas for Texas
    • Areas not well served in current CPRIT portfolio
  3. Cancer Type
    • CPRIT may support all cancers that have evidence-based prevention interventions but may prioritize based on high incidence, mortality, prevalence of risk factors. See individual RFAs for areas of emphasis.
    • Geographic distribution of cancer type in CPRIT portfolio
  4. Type of Program in CPRIT Portfolio
    • Primary, secondary, tertiary prevention
    • Public education and outreach, professional education and training, clinical service delivery