Lawmakers Question Cancer Agency
Two influential state lawmakers are demanding answers from the Texas’ troubled cancer fighting agency.
Their questions follow reports that the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas gave an $11 million grant to a bio-medical company without proper review of the company’s application.
State Sen. Jane Nelson and Rep. Jim Keffer sent a letter to the agency today asking for an explanation of how that happened. Nelson and Keffer wrote the bill that created the cancer agency in 2007.
The agency is funded with $3 billion dollars in taxpayer funds and is the second largest pot of cancer research dollars in the country.