CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Politics

Texas Cancer Agency Heads Back To Work

CBS DFW (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSDFW.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSDFW.com/Health

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 Texas Cancer Agency Heads Back To WorkKe$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

452359772 10 Texas Cancer Agency Heads Back To WorkBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

453947324 Texas Cancer Agency Heads Back To WorkIce Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb Texas Cancer Agency Heads Back To WorkCowboys Cheerleaders

CPRIT

AUSTIN (AP) - Leaders of the state’s $3 billion cancer agency are returning to the Texas Capitol, but this time under better circumstances than the last time.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas meets Friday for the first time since lawmakers this spring overhauled the agency troubled by a criminal investigation and questionable spending.

The agency previously held public meetings in a downtown Austin office building. Interim executive director Wayne Roberts says relocating to the Texas Capitol symbolizes the agency’s new commitment to transparency.

The agency, known as CPRIT, controls the nation’s second-largest pot of cancer research dollars.

Gov. Rick Perry and other state leaders this week lifted a nearly yearlong moratorium that had barred the agency from awarding grant money while under heavy scrutiny.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: