Spring 2015 : CPRIT awards major allotment to MD Anderson
CPRIT awards major allotment to MD Anderson
2015 research grants include new awards supporting childhood and
adolescent cancer, prevention and early detection
BY Ron Gilmore
MD Anderson has received more than $22 million in research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Approximately half of the funds awarded for Individual Investigator Research Awards (IIRA) went to MD Anderson faculty as well as 40% of total IIRA awards that include those for children’s and adolescent cancer and for early detection and prevention.
In addition, Immatics Biotechnologies was one of four Company Formation Awards funded by CPRIT. At more than $19 million, the project will further enable translation of immunotherapy knowledge from MD Anderson into new therapeutics for cancer patients. MD Anderson has received $215 million in total awards since CPRIT was founded in 2009.