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The Healthier Texas Summit is a collaboration between It's Time Texas and The University of Texas System that brings together thought leaders and health champions from all sectors to advance a shared vision: transforming health in Texas. As the only conference of its kind bringing together cross-sector thought leaders and local health champions to unite for a healthier Texas, the Summit will be offered as a free, digital series in 2020.
On August 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm CST, Team Leader Greg Evans and Program Directors Christie Canaria and Nancy Kamei of the National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research Development Center (NCI SBIR) will provide funding, networking, and mentoring assistance to small businesses with early-stage innovative cancer technology projects.
(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded new grants totaling over $56 million and consisting of 13 academic research recruitment awards and a product development research award.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, CPRIT has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference VI scheduled for July 30 – 31, 2020.
Texas continues to operate under state and local orders that prohibit gatherings and restrict travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With no indication that authorities will lift these orders soon, this uncertainty makes it impossible for conference speakers and attendees to schedule travel, book accommodations, or submit scholarly content for the conference.
(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 55 new grants totaling over $78 million consisting of 41 academic research grant awards, 10 prevention awards, and 4 product development research awards.
“These awards reflect CPRIT's established priorities to invest in childhood cancer research, address population and geographic disparities, and recruit top cancer research talent to our academic institutions,” said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT Chief Executive Officer. “I'm excited about all the awardees, particularly those in San Antonio, a region that continues expand their cancer research and prevention prowess. San Antonio is poised to have an even greater impact across the Texas cancer-fighting ecosystem.”
Addressing childhood cancer is a top priority for CPRIT with 12 percent of our portfolio going to pediatric cancer research, which is proportionately three times more than the national rate. Earlier this month in Dallas, the Carson Leslie Foundation and CPRIT gathered the best minds in pediatric brain cancer research to chart ways forward for increasing collaboration.