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CPRIT Legislative Update


This week, the Texas House of Representatives approved House Joint Resolution (HJR) 12 and House Bill (HB) 39 both by Rep. John Zerwas.

Childhood Cancer Awareness in the Texas Legislature


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.

Colon Cancer: Prevention and Research Advances


In 2019 there will be an estimated 11,533 cases of colon cancer and 4,242 deaths in Texas. Colon cancer could be virtually eliminated through screening and treatment yet it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Texas. Learn more about how CPRIT funds numerous programs combating this disease.

CPRIT and Cancer Prevention


Every minute three new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. According to the Texas Cancer Registry, cancer is the leading cause of death for Texans. However, an estimated 50 percent of all cancers could be prevented. Thanks to CPRIT more than five million cancer prevention services have been made available in all 254 Texas counties. In recognition of National Cancer Prevention Month, learn more about cancer prevention and how CPRIT is advancing the fight against cancer in Texas.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards New Grants


(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 42 new academic research grants, seven prevention grants, and five product development grants totaling close to $96 million to advance the fight against cancer.

“This round of awards emphasizes CPRIT’s priorities of pediatric cancer prevention and research, reaching underserved populations and investing more in early translational research,” said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT Chief Executive Officer.

CPRIT Presents Legislative Appropriations Request to the House Appropriations Committee


(AUSTIN) – Today, CPRIT leadership presented the agency’s legislative appropriations request (LAR) to the House Appropriations Committee. Chief Executive Officer Wayne Roberts and Chief Operating Officer Heidi McConnell appeared before the committee to testify on behalf of CPRIT. See the presentation submitted to the committee.

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