The Lone Star State is set to invest $3 billion in finding a cure for the disease.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Texas is set to make a substantial investment in the search for a cure for cancer. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Loan Star State is expected to invest $3 billion over ten years on research and prevention of the disease.
As noted by the AP, some suggest that the economy might play a role in whether the state will be able to follow through with its ten-year plan. Dr. Tyler Curiel, with the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is quoted in the report as stating, “That $3 billion isn’t in the bank…What if the money isn’t going to be there in the future?”
However, others remain optimistic. Dr. Patrick Reynolds, who directs the cancer center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, is further quoted by the AP as stating of the number of researchers expected to respond to the call to participate in the state funded research initiatives, “I think what people are saying is that (Texas) really cares…And by golly, now we got some more resources to do something.”
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