A blog about research, awareness, prevention, treatment and survivorship of Breast Cancer and all cancers, including targeted scientific research and a grassroots approach to increase screening for cancer, especially in the low income and under-insured population of El Paso, Texas, with a view to expand this new health care model to many other 'minority' populations across the United States and beyond
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In a letter sent today to the CPRIT Oversight Committee, Governor
Perry, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and House Speaker Straus stated
that, "To continue this important work with the credibility it deserves,
it is vital that CPRIT fully address the concerns that have been raised
about its process and operations prior to future grants being awarded.
See the full letter.
The CPRIT Oversight Committee Chairman Jimmy Mansour
Chairman Joseph S. Bailes, M.D., issued the
"The CPRIT Oversight Committee agrees with and endorses
the call by
Governor Perry, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and House Speaker Straus
for a moratorium on CPRIT grants until concerns about the agency are
addressed. These issues need
to be resolved to restore public
confidence in CPRIT."
We expect that this will not affect currently funded grants.
We will keep you updated as we have more information.