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CPRIT has been notified by Governor Perry, Lt. Governor Dewhurst and Speaker Straus that the moratorium on CPRIT’s grant award processes has been lifted.

Over the last ten months CPRIT has taken purposeful strides to strengthen agency governance and restore trust in its commitment to the fight against cancer in Texas. CPRIT appreciates the confidence state leadership has in the agency’s efforts – this action marks a critical milestone for CPRIT. We have been working hard in preparation for this moment and are ready to move forward with deliberate purpose, accountability and transparency to serve all Texans.

Staff will contact CPRIT grantees affected by the moratorium to provide additional information and next steps per this announcement. On November 1, 2013, the CPRIT Oversight Committee will discuss restarting all of CPRIT’s review processes including resuming review of applications that have been submitted and the release of new requests for applications.

Each of these exceptional studies are for less toxic treatment…


I watched with my very own eyes and heart the harshness of the current treatment, so trust me, the children who’s brains have been invaded by cancer deserve better…