November 29, 2010
As a lifelong Texan, there are many things that make me proud to call the greatest state in the nation my home. Texas is known throughout the country for its tenacious attitude and significant contributions. Among its many areas of excellence, I am pleased Texas is blazing the trail in the nation’s fight against cancer.
As chancellor, I welcome the role CPRIT has assigned to our public universities in the battle against cancer. We are grateful Texas Tech University (TTU) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) have collectively received nearly $5 million in CPRIT research awards. Now in the second year of funding, CPRIT expects to award an additional $216 million in research and prevention grants, and we expect our institutions to compete effectively for a share of this funding as well.