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

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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Jimmy Mansour, chairman of CPRIT governing board, speaks to Senate finance committee members including Sen. Tommy Williams R-The Woodlands and Sen. John Whitmire D-Houston on February 5th, 2013
Jimmy Mansour, chairman of CPRIT governing board, speaks to Senate finance committee members including Sen. Tommy Williams R-The Woodlands and Sen. John Whitmire D-Houston on February 5th, 2013

Senate Panel Has Tough Questions for CPRIT's Leaders

The embattled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas was put under the microscope Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee questioned whether public trust in the institute could be restored.

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.