Home » Cancer Center researchers receive $18.4 million in third round of CPRIT grants
HOUSTON – June 18, 2010 – Baylor College of Medicine
In the third round of grants awarded through the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, researchers from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine received a total of approximately $18.4 million in projects, bringing overall BCM CPRIT funding to more than $30 million.
The grants were announced today at the CPRIT Oversight Committee Meeting in Austin.
“We are extremely pleased with the CPRIT announcement of grant awards this cycle. The large number of multi-investigator grants is a testament to our outstanding faculty who are working together as multi-disciplinary teams to address important questions in cancer research that will have an impact on the development of more effective cancer treatment and prevention strategies and improved patient care,” said Dr. C. Kent Osborne, director of the Duncan Cancer Center at BCM. “These awards are a reflection of the outstanding training environment at Baylor College of Medicine and the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, as well as our outreach programs into the community to improve cancer screening and early diagnosis, especially in the underserved. The CPRIT mechanism is also achieving its goals of bringing together outstanding researchers from different institutions in the state to work together to answer questions more rapidly and more comprehensively.”
In this round of funding, the institutions receiving the most funding were MD Anderson Cancer Center, $19,662,466; BCM,$18,353,016; and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,$13,601,146.
The BCM award recipients include:
Additionally, BCM investigators will be involved in several multi-institutional projects.
“Texas is leading the way in cancer research and prevention efforts,” stated CPRIT Executive Director Bill Gimson. “The investment Texas makes today in attracting new talent and expertise to the state will be life-changing for many of our fellow Texans and others around the world fighting cancer.”
A total of $142 million in grants were awarded today to fund innovative cancer research and prevention programs across the state.