The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was awarded more than $22 million in research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Thirty-six percent of funds awarded for Individual Investigator Awards went to MD Anderson faculty, as well as nearly 40% of funds awarded for recruitment.
Across Texas institutions, CPRIT awarded a total of $112 million in 73 new grants. The MD Anderson CPRIT awards included $14.8 million for research, $6 million in recruitment funding, and $1.4 million for evidence-based cancer prevention services.
These CPRIT awards will fund investigations in cancers of the liver, skin, pancreas, and ovary, as well as lymphoma, leukemia, and other cancers.
“We are extremely grateful to the citizens of Texas for supporting truly important and life-saving cancer research,” said MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho, MD. ■