AUSTIN, TX – March 1, 2021 – Beginning today, Texans covered by Medicaid with an average risk of colorectal cancer will have their screenings covered starting at age 45.
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AUSTIN, Texas – This fall, Texans on Medicaid with an average risk of receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis may have their screenings covered starting at age 45.
CPRIT has funded more than 5.7 million prevention services in all 254 counties, which led to the detection of over 3,600 cancers and the identification of over 17,000 pre-cancers.
Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson received the Advocacy in Action in recognition of her dedication to ensuring continued investment in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
A new poll says a majority of Texan voters support infusing taxpayer dollars into cancer research and prevention programs here at home, and state leadership are calling on citizens to vote yes on Proposition 6 this November to ensure that work continues uninterrupted.
Leaders in Politics, Business & Healthcare Voice Support for State’s Cancer-fighting Agency Ahead of November
Texans Fighting Cancer, a broad coalition led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, implores voters to vote yes for Proposition 6 on the general ballot Nov. 5. Proposition 6 will renew the bonds originally authorized to fund CPRIT, infusing another $3 billion into research and prevention programs working to stop the disease that will claim an estimated 41,000 Texans this year.
AUSTIN, Texas – The House of Representatives today voted to extend the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ impact by passing two bills related to the agency’s continuation and funding.
More than 150 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) advocates rallied near the steps of the Texas State House to show their support for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), a program that is fostering breakthroughs in cancer research and prevention.
We are disappointed the Round Rock City Council voted last Thursday to preserve a smoking exemption for certain businesses, continuing to expose workers and patrons to deadly secondhand smoke.