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Texas on Top of Cancer Research: Dallas Regional Chamber Hosts Forum on New $3 Billion Fund
Date:7/30/2009

DALLAS, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Texas voters approved a ballot measure to create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), they took a major step forward in making Texas a hub for cancer research activity. Texas now has a $3 billion fund investing in cutting-edge, Texas-based research and commercialization projects aimed at finding cures and preventing cancer.

"It is a privilege for me to be part of CPRIT and to have a role in the historic part Texas will play in the fight against cancer," said William Gimson, Executive Director of CPRIT. "The CPRIT team promises the people of Texas that we will be good stewards of the public's trust by funding only the best scientific research and prevention activities, measuring what we do and reporting back regularly on our progress."

In his first speaking engagement in North Texas, Gimson will deliver the keynote address at the Dallas Regional Chamber's "Texas on Top of Cancer Research Forum" August 26. This breakfast forum will bring together life science and technology executives to discuss political and industry trends in the cancer research landscape. A panel discussion on "Trends in Funding, Federal Programs and the Future" will feature nationally recognized industry experts.

How does cancer affect North Texas?

  • Over 97,000 new cancer cases arose in Texas in 2008
  • North Texas accounted for almost one quarter of these cases
  • North Texas will see a 21% increase in its cancer patient population over the next five years

The Chamber's forum will provide DFW executives an opportunity to get engaged in this issue and to learn how their company could apply for CPRIT's grant program. The event will be held at the Adolphus Hotel (1321 Commerce St., Dallas) from 7:45 - 11:00 a.m. To register, visit www.DallasTBC.org. The cost to attend is $40 for TBC Investors, $45 for Chamber Members, and $60 for General Admission.

Event sponsors include the Baylor Research Institute, Jones Day and The University of North Texas.

To register or for more information, call 214-712-1937.

The Chamber's Technology Business Council's mission is to develop, promote and sustain the Dallas/Fort Worth region as a global leader in technology talent, innovation, integration and manufacturing.

    Contact: Lauren Parsons
    Director, Communications
    Direct Line: 214-746-6690
    lparsons@dallaschamber.org



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