CPRIT Halfway Point Press Conference

Later this month CPRIT will surpass $1.5 billion in awards granted, marking the halfway point in the agency’s funding authority. We invite you to join us Tuesday, May 17, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium for a halfway point press conference. This important milestone in CPRIT’s history will provide the opportunity to demonstrate to legislators and the citizens of Texas some key metrics and signature discoveries that have been accomplished to date in the fight against cancer here in Texas.

Participants in the May 17 event include CPRIT leadership, Dr. Susan Blaney, chair of CPRIT’s Advisory Council on Childhood Cancer, our advocates, along with an outstanding group of grantees from CPRIT’s prevention, academic research, and product development research programs:

  • NanoTx Therapeutics/Dr. Andrew Brenner, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Dr. Cassian Yee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Keith Argenbright, director of the Moncrief Cancer Institute, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Asuragen/Dr. Gary Latham, vice president of research and technology
  • Mirna Therapeutics/Dr. Paul Lammers, president and CEO
  • Dr. Raghu Kalluri, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

We hope you can join us on May 17th as we review CPRIT’s achievements since its inception in 2009 – and discuss the great opportunities ahead in our agency’s mission to reduce the burden of cancer in Texas.

For more information, please see the Oversight Committee's Meeting Agendas and Minutes page.