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Researcher’s RoundUpIn 2010, a few months after Carson passed away from medulloblastoma, Annette Leslie, Co-Founder of the Carson Leslie Foundation was invited to serve on the $6B Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Advisory Committee on Childhood Cancers.

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“It’s an honor to have served on the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Advisory Committee on Childhood Cancer‘s since 2010. I am proud that during my service, CPRIT made childhood cancer an institutional priority! And together with CPRIT, CLF launched Researchers RoundUp!”

Annette Leslie

During her service CPRIT has made childhood cancer a priority

  • 12% of CPRIT’s portfolio is invested in childhood cancer research
  • CPRIT launched Carson Leslie Awards for Pediatric Brain Cancers
  • Carson Leslie Awards resulted in a $3.2M research collaboration between CPRIT and CLF
  • CPRIT’s headquarters in Austin, Texas named their conference room: The Carson Leslie Conference Room
  • CPRIT is the 2nd largest funder of cancer research outside US government

In 2019, Annette and CLF’s Trustees, Chairman Gerry McDougall and Director Walter Capone met with CPRIT’s Executive leadership to explore ideas how to further advance childhood cancer opportunities within CPRIT.

In 2020 CPRIT and CLF launched Researchers RoundUp

  • Gathered Texas’ brightest childhood cancer investigators
  • Discussed — Identified — Encouraged COLLABORATION
  • Outcomes helped frame CPRIT’s Childhood Cancer RFA’s
  • Actively building a Childhood cancer Collation across Texas
  • Looking to launch Childhood cancer clinical trials network
  • Researchers RoundUp 2020 Recap:

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