Since 2010, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has served as a crucial aspect of improving cancer outcomes. CPRIT has helped attract leading cancer research scientists to Texas (including members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences), funded research projects which have resulted in thousands of publications and a number of new patents, and provided grants for screening and related education which are improving access to lifesaving testing for some of the state's most vulnerable populations. The most recent cancer statistics indicate that incidence and outcomes in Texas are improving relative to those in the nation as a whole, due in part to CPRIT efforts.
Dr. Perryman discusses the economic costs associated with cancer in Texas in a video produced by the American Cancer Society which discusses the importance of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
Among the decisions Texas voters made in November was approving Proposition 6, which continues the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.