publication date: Nov. 14, 2014

CPRIT Sets Funding Priorities For Rare and Pediatric Cancers

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas is adding rare cancers and childhood cancers to its list of funding priorities, according to a draft program report.

The Texas legislature requires the oversight committee of the $300 million state-funded program to establish funding priorities on an annual basis. This is the first time these priorities are articulated and vetted in a public setting, officials say.

“The oversight committee priorities are to be reviewed and adjusted annually as circumstances change and new information is found concerning cancer-related advances in prevention, scientific research and product development,” the Oct. 3 draft report reads.

CPRIT’s mandate has three major points: research new approaches to prevention and early detection; fund initiatives that bridge basic research, product development and preventive measures research; and enhance Texan research superiority by increasing applied science and technology research capabilities and recruiting high-quality cancer scientists and clinicians.

This round of proposed research program priorities for CPRIT includes:

• “A broad range of innovative, investigator-initiated research projects,

• Prevention and early detection,

• Computational biology and analytic methods,

• Rare and intractable cancers, including childhood cancers,

• Cancers of importance in Texas,

• Research to move basic science … Continue reading 40-43 CPRIT Sets Funding Priorities For Rare and Pediatric Cancers

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