Announcements Archive


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  • Clinical Studies of nutritional support for patients receiving chemotherapy is now being conducted in the Texas A&M Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity.
  • Hope for Life Luncheon featuring Dr. John E. Pippen
    Noon, October 30, 2013 in Health Professions Education Building, Room LL-30, Health Science Center, Bryan campus

Dr. Pippen is a medical oncologist and chair of the Breast Tumor Site Committee at the Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, TX. He also is Professor of Medicine in the Principal Faculty, Non-Tenure Track in the Department of Internal Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Dr. Pippen takes care of many breast cancer patients and is actively involved in clinical trials with the US Oncology network. He will speak on his research and treatment activities and answer any questions regarding Oncology, patients with cancer, new oncology research, residency in oncology, and much more.

  • Roadmap to Resuming Grant Awards - Oct 23, 2013

Since the legislature passed SB 149 in 2013, CPRIT has been moving ahead with efforts to resume the agency’s grant awards process. View the CPRIT Roadmap to Resuming Grant Awards for a timeline and summary of activities and priorities critical for the agency to resume the grant awards process with deliberate purpose, accountability and transparency.

  • Presentation: An Introduction to Texas BioAlliance: 
    Capabilities and Services for Companies and Researchers, Including a Q&A Regarding CPRIT Funding of Project

Jeffrey Larson, Ph.D., DABT
Monday, November 12, 10 am – noon
Reynolds Medical Sciences Building, Room 162

Registration online at Texas BioAlliance web calendar or contact

CPRIT’s Virtual Management Company (VMC), Texas BioAlliance, assists entrepreneurs and researchers in creating commercially viable companies to take promising technologies from the bench-top to the bedside.

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  • Seminar: Issues Forum on Health Genomics

    ** CANCELED **

Dr. Michelle M. Le Beau
Tuesday, October 23  •  7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Orientation Theater
Open to the Public  •  Reception to follow

Dr. Michelle Le Beau, Arthur and Marian Edelstein Professor of Medicine, and director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present the October Issues Forum on Health Genomics at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, in conjunction with the exhibit, Genome: The Secret of How Life Works. Le Beau is an international leader in cancer genetics and clinical cytogenetics, and is recognized for her lifelong research related to leukemias, lymphomas, and solid tumors.

Le Beau will speak about advances in genomics that have led to important breakthroughs in cancer research. She will discuss these successes and the important role for genomics for the future of personalized medicine. Le Beau will also discuss applications of genomics that are critically important for longterm cancer survivors who sometimes face secondary cancers later in life.

Le Beau's research interests include the development of risk-adapted therapy for cancer patients.  For more information about Le Beau's research, visit

Register free online at or email to
For more information contact Dr. Penny Riggs,

  • Innovations in Cancer Research and Prevention Conference 
    October 24-26, 2012,
    Austin, TX

Cancer researchers and advocates are invited to attend this year's CPRIT Conference dedicated to innovations in cancer research and prevention. "The conference will provide up-to-date information on issues related to cancer research, commercialization, prevention, and control. In addition to progress on CPRIT, a groundbreaking cancer research and prevention initiative passed by the voters of Texas in 2007, the conference will provide a forum for lessons learned, challenges ahead, and hope for progress against cancer."

For more information, please visit the various sites listed below.

Conference Infomation
Event Schedule
Contact Information

  • Texas A&M Research Council Cancer Research Colloquium 
    "An Overview of Cancer Research at Texas A&M"

The Texas A&M Research Council thanks all those who participated in the Cancer Research Colloquium on April 13, 2012.  Over 70 researchers from across The Texas A&M University System came together to share ideas and learn more about the various aspects of cancer research taking place in institutions across the A&M System. It is our hope that this experience has enlightened many of you to the numerous opportunities that are available in cancer research across the A&M System and to foster collaboration among colleagues.

2012 Colloquium Program.PDF

  • National Cancer Institute Fellowship opportunity

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. As part of the program, fellows receive the opportunity to obtain an M.P.H. degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Research opportunities exist across the spectrum of cancer prevention research, including: epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, and social and behavioral sciences. The deadline to apply is August 25, 2012. For more information, visit the NCI CPFP catalog and the fellowship application page.

  • 2012 Texas Cancer Plan

CPRIT has announced the 2012 Texas Cancer Plan.  The Texas Cancer Plan (the Plan) aims to reduce the cancer burden across the state and improve the lives of Texans. As the statewide call to action for cancer research, prevention, and control, the Plan identifies the challenges and issues that affect our state and presents a set of goals, objectives, and strategies to help inform and guide communities in the fight against cancer. Read more about the Plan, download the Plan in PDF form, and view other resources that YOU can use to help promote the Plan in your community. (30 April 2012)

  • Texas A&M Cancer Research Colloquium

The Texas A&M CRC announces the 2012 Cancer Research Colloquium: "An Overview of Cancer Research at Texas A&M". April 13, 2012, 10 am – 5 pm, Health Professions Education Building, Health Science Center Hwy 47 campus, Bryan (see map for directions). Please register by April 10, 2012. The Colloquium will feature information on CPRIT programs, core facilities, commercialization, and break out sessons on obesity and molecular mechanisms of nutrient action, genomic/epigenomic and environment interactions, drug discovery, and prevention cancer research summaries.

  • Texas A&M CRC Incentive Grant Program

The Texas A&M CRC announces the Cancer Research and Prevention Incentive Grant Program. (March 2012)

  • Prevention research at Texas A&M featured by CPRIT

David McClellan, M.D. of the College of Medicine and Julie St. John, M.A., M.P.H., C.H.W.I.  of the School or Rural Public Health discuss their CPRIT-funded cancer prevention work in video interviews. Dr. McClellan describes his work to educate the uninsured and underserved residents of Brazos County about the risks of colon cancer, as well as to provide medical training for colonoscopies. Ms. St. John describes a prevention project using promotoras, or community health workers, along the Texas-Mexico border. (19 March 2012)

  • Dietary Self Assessment Tool

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and its contractor, Westat, are pleased to announce the availability of an updated version of the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24), an innovative, web-based dietary assessment tool. The ASA24 system enables automated self-administered 24-hour dietary recalls. The system consists of a Respondent application used by participants to enter recall data and a Researcher application used by researchers to manage study logistics and obtain data analyses. The tool can be used by researchers for epidemiological, intervention, behavioral, or clinical research. Clinicians may also find it useful for diet assessment and nutrition counseling, and educators may find it to be a useful teaching tool. Detailed information about ASA24, including information on registering a study, and a demonstration (demo) of the updated Respondent application, is available here.