AUSTIN, Texas — Texas gave birth to the modern oil industry, invented the handheld calculator and sent man to the moon. But can the Lone Star State cure cancer?
Texas is ready to try by investing $3 billion over the next decade in cancer research and prevention, which would make the state the gatekeeper of the second largest pot of cancer research dollars in the country, behind only the National Cancer Institute.
"I don't know anyone that would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with what they're trying to do," said Robert Urban, executive director of the Koch Institute for Innovative Cancer Research at MIT.
TexasNonprofits is proud to endorse the World Stem Cell Summit. More than 1,400 attendees are expected from 40 countries. Prominent industry leaders, scientists, clinicians, students, regulators, policymakers, patient advocates, philanthropists, economic development officers and experts in law and ethics join together to advance our field.
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