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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

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.

October 23, 2018
Texas

HOUSTON – Oct. 23, 2018 – With an estimated 121,860 Texans receiving a cancer diagnosis this year, it has never been more important to discuss what can be done to prevent suffering and death from cancer. The inaugural American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Texas Research Breakfast will bring

Texas Events

October 23, 2019
Houston, TX

The statistics are startling—1 in 3 individuals in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Support ACS CAN’s efforts to ensure the next scientific breakthroughs happen sooner rather than later – and that those breakthroughs reach those who need them! The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network...

October 29, 2019
TX

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 early detection services across the...

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State Contacts

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

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