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It’s a humble privilege to serve on CPRIT’s Childhood Cancer Advisory Council & it makes me Texas proud that CPRIT has become a leader in childhood cancer research.didn’t raise all that moola, but we were right in the middle of DIRECTING it!

We didn’t raise all that moola;  But right in the middle of DIRECTING it!

Dude, I’ll see ya in a little while; Until then, momma’s got work to do…

 “’s important for Texas to remain a national leader in cancer research & prevention..”  American Cancer Society (ACS)

Individual Investigator Awards for Cancer in Children & Adolescents

10 grants totaling $17,988,088

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Developing New Combinatory Therapies for Pediatric High Grade Glioma  $1,945,940
  • Genetic Susceptibility to Testicular Germ Cell Tumors
  •  $1,406,791
  • Drug Discovery/Mechanistic Study Protein Methylation for Leukemia
  • $1,733,813
  • Personalized Functionalization of Pediatric High Grade Glioma  $1,820,319
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Defining/Treating Targetable Lesions in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia $1,989,950
  • Epigenetics in Medulloblastoma Development and Therapeutics  $1,871,708
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Translational Investigations on Fenretinide/Safingol for Pediatric Cancer $1,999,415
  • The University of Houston
  • Sensitive Nanomagnetic Sensor/Detection Anaplastic Lg Cell Lymphoma $1,929,710
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Ewing’s Sarcoma, a Homologous Recombination Defective Disease $2,000,000
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Imaging Computational Tools to Improve Risks in Childrens Bone Cancer  $1,290,442

Since our mission is two fold; along the way we encourage teens in the battle…


smiley Mav’s Dancer + Kyle + smiley Mav’s Dancer


yeah, that’s Dirk’s locker! 🙂 sweet, beautiful sue (:

Donnie Nelson, President/GM of The Dallas Mav’s Rolled out The RED CARPET the night CLF & United Mechanical took a Premier Transportation Limo FULL of cancer fighting teens to the Mavs Chandler Parson’s Bobble Head Night. Our night was full of crazy-great surprises #shoot around on MAV’S practice court #courtside@halftime #Mavs locker room #Mavs Dancers #Mavs Cheerleaders One cancer-fighting-teen told us, “that was the best day of my whole life”!