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August 2020: CPRIT awards $114.7 million in new grants

Aug 19, 2020, 00:00 AM by Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

(AUSTIN) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awards 62 new grants totaling over $114 million consisting of 52 academic research grant awards, 8 prevention awards, and 2 product development research awards.

“Today’s investments demonstrate CPRIT’s continued commitment to cancer research and the unparalleled growth of the cancer-fighting ecosystem across Texas,” said Wayne Roberts, CPRIT Chief Executive Officer. “At the same time, these awards translate directly to job creation and continuity in our state.”  

The awards support cancer research and prevention activities taking place in universities and community organizations across Texas that include recruiting 11 outstanding cancer researchers to the state, expanding access to clinical trials, and providing needed cancer screenings for underserved populations, as well as two investments in Texas biotech companies developing CPRIT-supported research discoveries into promising new cancer treatments.

Awarded Prevention Grants

Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations - Seven grants totaling $13,063,633

  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    Expanding a successful postpartum HPV vaccination project to women in the Rio Grande Valley (Abbey Berenson) - $1,993,991

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