In establishing CPRIT, the Legislature directed CPRIT to grow Texas’ cancer fighting ecosystem and accelerate the potential for breakthroughs in cancer preventions and cancer cures.
CPRIT advances its mission by awarding merit-based, peer reviewed grants to Texas-based entities and institutions for cancer-related research, product development and the delivery of cancer prevention programs through three programs:
CPRIT supports the most creative ideas and meritorious projects brought forward by the cancer research community in Texas.
Ten percent of CPRIT funds support the delivery of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions to underserved populations in Texas.
Product Development Research
CPRIT creates and supports infrastructure in Texas that accelerates the movement of new cancer drugs, diagnostics, and therapies from the laboratory to the patient.
Program Priorities set by the CPRIT Oversight Committee guide the development of each Programs’ Request for Applications and direction of the portfolio.
Through these programs and the exemplary work of the grantees, CPRIT is delivering on the promise to Texans and is growing the cancer fighting ecosystem, providing life-extending results, and resulting in economic benefits that far outpace CPRIT’s cost.