AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state has awarded 52 cancer research
grants totaling more than $40 million to 13 institutions, including
$500,000 to the University of Texas at Austin.
The grants announced Friday are the first of $216 million
expected to be awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research
Institute of Texas in 2011 to support groundbreaking cancer
research, drug development and evidence-based cancer screening
efforts in Texas.
In November 2007, statewide voters approved $3 billion in bonds
to put toward cutting edge cancer treatment and prevention
All the research is done in Texas, mostly at already well-known
places such as the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer