Updated: Despite Moratorium, CPRIT Board Moves Forward

Updated, Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m.: The oversight board for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has decided to move forward on contract negotiations for approved grants that have been stalled by a moratorium placed on grants in December.

“You still have to do a lot of work to get ready to sign a contract,” said Ellen Read, a spokeswoman for CPRIT, “so the board would like our legal department to go ahead and do that work so that when and if the moratorium is lifted, then the contracts will be in place.”

CPRIT will not sign ...

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