The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently gave recognition and much-needed support to two product development projects, plus fourteen more projects in the field of research.
CPRIT awarded over $44.9 million worth of grants under its product development program. This effort has funded countless studies and advancements aimed at developing improved diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative options for cancer.
As for the institute’s research grants, which amount to about $37.3 million, they are dedicated to attracting some of the most prominent and promising oncologists and scientists to the state’s leading academic institutions.
These sought-after individuals include, “promising emerging researchers pursuing faculty appointment; outstanding early-stage researchers; and senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs,” according to a CPRIT news release.
All grants, before they are awarded, are subjected to the institution’s review process, which includes earning recommendations from the appropriate program review councils before vying for the approval of the Oversight Committee.
Click here for a list of the sixteen recipients of the research, and product development grants from CPRIT.
In a recent BioNews Texas report, Texas State Senator Jane Nelson was honored for her work in reforming the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.