State Leaders Want a Halt on Grants by CPRIT

State leaders on Wednesday called for a moratorium on grants issued by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus called on the CPRIT oversight board to immediately address concerns about the institute's grant-making process that have been raised amid ongoing investigations by the Texas attorney general and the Travis County district attorney's office. 

"The mission of defeating cancer is too important to be derailed by inadequate processes and a lack of oversight," Perry, Dewhurst and Straus wrote in a letter to the CPRIT board. In ...

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