LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support CPRIT by voting for Proposition 6

Published 5:44 pm Saturday, October 12, 2019

A recent poll commissioned by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says over 80% of Texan voters think it’s important for the state to remain a national leader in cancer research. To do that, we’ve got to make sure the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is funded for at least another decade.

“When my Dad had colon cancer, I witnessed how devastating cancer diagnosis and treatment are on a person and their family. After helping my Dad on his cancer journey, I fully believe providing access to early screenings is of the utmost importance. And finding a cure to this devastating disease would be even better.

Since its inception, CPRIT has supported groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs right here at home. Over 19,000 Texans with cancer participated in clinical trials or studies, and CPRIT-funded prevention services reached our neighbors in every county in the state.

It was a historic moment when Texans voted in 2007 to create CPRIT. Since then, CPRIT has exceeded expectations in fighting cancer by providing life-saving treatments and funding groundbreaking research.  I urge all Texans to again support CPRIT and allow it to continue its vital work by voting for Proposition 6 on November 5.


Nancy Neel

ACS CAN State Lead Ambassador

Silsbee Texas