Big Pay for Cancer Foundation Consultants Is Criticized

About half of the private money raised to help the beleaguered Texas cancer research institute in fiscal year 2011 went to administrative fees and overhead, benefitting the consultants who oversaw distribution of the funds, documents show.

The figures, contained in an annual report of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Foundation, are prompting more calls for reform and transparency.

The nonprofit foundation was set up to boost executive salaries and support operations at the cancer agency, known as CPRIT, but hundreds of thousands of dollars also went to the consultants who run the charitable organization, documents and interviews ...

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