Head of CPRIT Resigns Amid Investigations

As the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas is set to face investigations into a grant that bypassed a mandated review, the head of the state agency has resigned his post. 

"The last 8 months have been extremely difficult for those at CPRIT," Executive Director Bill Gimson wrote in a letter Monday to the institute's employees. “During this time they have not been able to do their jobs due to wasted efforts expended in low-value activities that do nothing to advance cures for cancer."

"Unfortunately, I have also been placed in a situation where I feel I can ...

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