News and Updates

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards New Grants

  • Published: November 29, 2017

AUSTIN – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded three new academic research grants and one prevention grant totaling more than $10 million towards advancing the fight against cancer.

“Today, CPRIT invested in both experienced and promising young investigators in cancer research, as well as prevention efforts that fight liver cancer–a growing threat to public health in Texas,” said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT Chief Executive Officer. “These awards address CPRIT’s priorities of attracting outstanding researchers to Texas and addressing disparities and underserved populations.”

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Ten Year Anniversary of CPRIT

  • Published: November 06, 2017

AUSTIN – Statement from CPRIT CEO Wayne Roberts:

On this day ten years ago, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas became a reality. The citizens of Texas voted overwhelmingly to support Proposition 15, the constitutional amendment authorizing the establishment an agency dedicated to funding innovative cancer research, prevention programs and speed the development of new products through public-private agreements.

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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 60 New Grants

  • Published: August 16, 2017

AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 60 new academic research, prevention, and product development research grants totaling more than $102 million towards advancing the fight against cancer.

Fifty-one of the awards, totaling more than $79 million, went to academic research grants, with 14 for recruiting outstanding cancer researchers to Texas. Eight prevention services grants were awarded totaling $14 million as well as one product development research grant for $9 million.

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85th Legislature Update From CPRIT CEO Wayne Roberts

  • Published: June 19, 2017

On June 9th Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 81, extending CPRIT’s Sunset Review date by two years from 2021 to 2023.

SB 81’s Sunset extension allows CPRIT to utilize fully the $3 billion authorized by the citizens of Texas for this historical undertaking. In addition, the bill provides CPRIT with the additional tools to manage the state’s investments more efficiently and with continued operational transparency. The votes for SB 81 in both chambers of the legislature are extremely encouraging and demonstrated strong CPRIT support—no significant vote came in less than a two-to-one margin.

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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 10 New Grants

  • Published: May 17, 2017

AUSTIN – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded more than $25 million in new grants advancing the fight against cancer. All 10 grants were made through the CPRIT Scholars program.

One of CPRIT’s goals is to bolster cancer research by providing financial support to attract world-class research scientists to Texas universities and cancer research institutes through CPRIT Scholars recruitment grants. Today CPRIT approved more than $25 million for eight First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Member grants, one Established Investigators grant, and one Rising Stars grant.

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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 14 New Grants

  • Published: February 15, 2017

AUSTIN – February is National Cancer Prevention month, and nine of the projects awarded today will help Texans prevent and reduce their risk of cancer. These projects will provide education and screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer, the hepatitis virus, as well as vaccinations for HPV and support for cancer survivors. To date, CPRIT’s 172 prevention programs have delivered over three million services all across Texas.

The CPRIT Scholars recruitment grants, totaling $22 million, include three to recruit established cancer scientists and two to bring first-time, tenure-track faculty members to academic institutions in Texas.

CPRIT has awarded 1,123 grants totaling more than $1.78 billion. The agency began making awards in 2009 after Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a 2007 constitutional amendment committing $3 billion to the fight against cancer.

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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Awards 48 New Grants

  • Published: November 16, 2016

AUSTIN – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 48 new grants totaling more than $93 million towards advancing the fight against cancer. Forty-six grants were made through CPRIT’s academic research program, and two grants were made through CPRIT’s product development research program.

“The awards announced today reflect CPRIT’s effort to grow the cancer-fighting ecosystem at our institutions of higher education and the Texas-based life sciences industry,” said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT chief executive officer, “We continue to maintain our momentum in attracting the world’s best minds in cancer research to Texas.”

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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 14 New Grants

  • Published: September 14, 2016

AUSTIN – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 14 new grants totaling more than $50 million towards advancing the fight against cancer. All 14 grants were made through CPRIT’s academic research program, including ten CPRIT Scholars recruitment grants and four Core Facility Support Awards.

To date, CPRIT has awarded 1,070 grants totaling more than $1.67 billion. The agency began making awards in 2009 after Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a 2007 constitutional amendment committing $3 billion to the fight against cancer.

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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 26 New Grants

  • Published: August 17, 2016

AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 26 new grants totaling just over $61.5 million. Twelve of the grants were made through CPRIT’s academic research program, including five CPRIT Scholars recruitment grants, and fourteen through its prevention program.

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CPRIT Awards 35 New Grants, Surpasses the Halfway Point of its Authorized Funding

  • Published: May 18, 2016

AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today surpassed the halfway point of its funding authority after awarding 35 new grants totaling around $79.2 million. Thirty-three of the grants were made through CPRIT’s academic research program and two through its product development research program.

To date, CPRIT has awarded 1,033 grants totaling more than $1.57 billion. The agency was launched in 2009 after Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a 2007 bond issue committing $3 billion to the fight against cancer.

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