(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 55 new grants totaling over $78 million consisting of 41 academic research grant awards, 10 prevention awards, and 4 product development research awards.
“These awards reflect CPRIT's established priorities to invest in childhood cancer research, address population and geographic disparities, and recruit top cancer research talent to our academic institutions,” said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT Chief Executive Officer. “I'm excited about all the awardees, particularly those in San Antonio, a region that continues expand their cancer research and prevention prowess. San Antonio is poised to have an even greater impact across the Texas cancer-fighting ecosystem.”
Awarded Prevention Grants
Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations - Five grants totaling $9,938,016
- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Maximizing opportunities for HPV vaccination in medically underserved counties of Southeast Texas (Abbey Berenson) - $1,993,096