Texas Takes on Cancer: The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, A Case Study of Proposition 15


In 2007, Texas voters approved Proposition 15, landmark legislation that dedicated $3 billion over ten years towards the fight against cancer. This $3 billion investment allows for cutting edge cancer research to be conducted in Texas laboratories and ensures that proven discoveries are delivered to all segments of the population in local communities across the state. This historic legislation was successful due to the hard work of a broad coalition united in the fight against cancer. After receiving numerous requests, the Lance Armstrong Foundation developed a case study detailing the legislative journey from start to finish—Texas Takes on Cancer: The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, A Case Study of Proposition 15—to serve as a resource for other states considering similar investments in cancer.

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