Its proper name is Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, but at the beginning of the current legislative session, its name was mud.
It appears that the agency — on the brink of extinction at the beginning of the session — will survive, but is clearly on probation. To regain public and legislative trust, the agency has to be diligent that mistakes of the past not be repeated. The agency’s current leaders indicate that they understand that clearly and pledge to avoid further missteps. The agency’s mission is vital, and obviously, that mission can only be accomplished if the agency is scientifically efficient and its operations kept transparent.
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