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Support ACS CAN and CPRIT in 2019

On Nov. 5, Texas voters will have the opportunity to approve an additional $3 billion in bond funding to support the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and we need advocates ready to fully engage in the ballot initiative.

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019
Texas

The 17th edition of the report highlights the areas in which the state can improve polices to reduce suffering and death from cancer, and it highlights the work of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, also known as CPRIT.

May 10, 2019
Texas

The vote reaffirms the importance of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

April 16, 2019
Texas

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. House Joint Resolution 12, which passed by a vote of 130-15, authorizes another $3 billion in General Obligation Bonds

February 26, 2019
Texas

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.

Texas Events

October 1, 2019
San Antonio, TX

Texas' Leadership in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its sixth annual Texas Cancer Policy Forum series this fall, uniting key leaders and decision makers in business, health care, and government to consider the potential loss of state funding for...

October 8, 2019
Austin, TX

Texas' Leadership in Cancer Innovations The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its sixth annual Texas Cancer Policy Forum series this fall, uniting key leaders and decision makers in business, health care, and government to consider the potential loss of state funding for cancer prevention and...

October 10, 2019
Irving, TX

Texas' Leadership in Cancer Innovations The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its sixth annual Texas Cancer Policy Forum series this fall, uniting key leaders and decision makers in business, health care, and government to consider the potential loss of state funding for cancer prevention and...

State Contacts

Marina Hench
Senior Government Relations Director
Charlie Gagen
Texas Grassroots Director
Adrienne Lynch
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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