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Video: Grant Recipients Monitoring CPRIT Debate

A proposed overhaul of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has made it through the state Senate. It’s not clear whether the House is ready to do the same for the agency. Those who have seen the benefits of CPRIT firsthand are closely watching what happens.

The proposed overhaul of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has made it through the state Senate. Lawmakers in the upper chamber approved reforming the agency after an audit found that CPRIT had awarded millions of dollars in grants without proper peer review. It’s less clear if House members are ready to do the same. Those who have benefited from CPRIT say that with biotech research dollars tough to come by these days, the institute is needed more than ever.

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