CPRIT Founders Lay Out Reform Legislation

The legislative founders of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas laid out the first draft of a bill to reform the embattled agency on Tuesday before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

CPRIT officials “interpreted policies in ways that I don’t believe any reasonable person would,” said Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who in 2007 authored the legislation that founded CPRIT with Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Granbury. "... In doing so, they let us all down, elected officials, the public, advocates in the cancer community.”

The proposed legislation restructures CPRIT’s leadership staff, establishes a compliance program to ...

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