Cancer grant emails found
Improper award is probed as beleaguered agency replaces chief.
Missing emails involving an $11 million grant improperly awarded by the state’s cancer agency to a Dallas startup have been found and turned over to Travis County prosecutors, state officials announced Friday.
Officials with the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas — commonly known as CPRIT — made the announcement following Friday’s meeting, where the agency’s oversight committee officially accepted the resignation of Bill Gimson, the agency’s executive director.
CPRIT also hired two longtime Capitol fixtures, Wayne Roberts and Billy Hamilton, to help navigate two investigations, a state audit and a skeptical legislature looking to fix