Senate Panel Has Tough Questions for CPRIT's Leaders

The embattled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas was put under the microscope Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee grilled the institute’s leadership on findings by state auditors and questioned whether public trust in the institute could be restored.

“I find it amazing given something as crucially important to the entire world as cancer research that an entity in its management of public monies could so shake the faith of the Legislature that there’s little justification not to just pull the plug on this and start again,” said state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo.

State auditors testified that ...

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