The goal of CPRIT’s scientific research program is to support innovative cancer research that leads to:

  • Prevention, early detection, treatment, and cures;
  • Reductions in cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality;
  • Translating new and existing discoveries into practical advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment; and 
  • Increasing the prominence and stature of Texas in the fight against cancer. 

CPRIT’s strategy has been to support the most creative ideas and the most meritorious projects, without regard to cancer type or geographic distribution.


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Research Program Overview

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Current Research Funding Opportunities
For Fiscal Year 2015/2016*

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What Genes Talk About When They Talk About Cancer

Rice University


Rice University’s Jose Onuchic, brought to Texas with help from a CPRIT grant, is “eavesdropping” on genes to gain insight into how cancer develops.