Tribpedia: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT, was created after Texans approved Proposition 15, a constitutional amendment passed in 2007 authorizing the state to issue bonds to fund cancer research and prevention. It was empowered to spend as much as $3 billion over 10 years, making it the second-largest taxpayer-funded cancer research organization in the country.

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Amid Controversy, CPRIT Reassesses Priorities

Advisers to the state's $3 billion Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Tuesday held the first of several meetings aimed at reforming an entity reeling from the controversial resignation of its chief scientific officer. 

Lance Armstrong at a TribLive event on April 21, 2011.
Lance Armstrong at a TribLive event on April 21, 2011.

Audio: Lance Armstrong at TribLive

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed Lance Armstrong about the need to protect cancer research funding in austere times and his advocacy on behalf of an indoor workplace smoking ban.