CPRIT to present more than 35 million in grants to fund cancer

first_imgAddThis ShareCPRIT Contact:   NAME: Ellen ReadPHONE: 512-305-8483Rice University Contact:NAME: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777CPRIT to present more than $35 million in grants to fund cancer research and preventionWHAT: Check presentations to Baylor College of Medicine, InGeneron, Inc., Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Rice University, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Visualase Inc.WHEN: 11 a.m. April 7WHERE: Seventh-floor lounge of Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St.; entrance to parking garage is on Dryden Street.WHO: James Mansour, CPRIT oversight committee chairmanCharles Tate, CPRIT oversight committee memberMalcolm Gillis, CPRIT ambassadorWilliam Gimson, CPRIT executive directorMembers of the Texas LegislatureAdministrators and researchers from academic institutionsBACKGROUND: The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has recently awarded more than $74 million in its first round of cancer research and prevention grants. The Houston grants, which will be presented to five academic institutions and two private companies, total more than $35 million. Some of the recipients will give brief descriptions of their research.             last_img

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