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.


Welcome Funding Opportunities Spotlight On

Research Program Overview

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Current Research Funding Opportunities
For Fiscal Year 2018/2019*

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Dr. Jim Allison’s Story

MD Anderson Cancer Center


Dr. Jim Allison was recruited to MD Anderson Cancer Center with the help of CPRIT funding in 2012. He won the prestigious 2015 Lasker-DeBakey award for his pioneering work in immunotherapy, which unleashes the body’s immune system against tumors. In this video, Dr. Allison reveals why he takes the fight against cancer personally, and he talks about the promise of immunotherapy against melanoma, lung and many other types of cancers.