University of Texas Southwestern Attracts $37 Million for Cancer Research

As reported in the Dallas News the State of Texas Cancer Prevention and Research Institute awarded $37 million to University of Southwestern Texas medical Center to advance cancer research and prevention in North Texas.  The award includes $12 million to support the work of four investigators and $5.3 million to create a platform for collecting pediatric cancer data from multiple institutions.

UT Southwestern Dr. Yang Xie and Dr. Stephen Skapek will develop the pediatric cancer database. It’s expected to become a resource for Texas childhood cancer programs, drawing data from clinical trials, electronic health records, molecular and imaging studies, and tissue banks.