Texas Sets Its Sights on Cancer Research Funding Initiative

by: cancercompass

Texas wants to be the nation's second largest source of cancer research funding, according to an Associated Press report.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas is pushing to spend $3 billion on cancer research over the next decade. That would put the agency in second place nationwide for research funding, after the National Cancer Institute.

According to the AP report, cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong helped convince voters in the Lone Star State to approve a 2007 bond measure to fund the initiative.

Cancer researchers should expect to see funding from Texas as soon as spring 2010.