Chief: Texas’ battered $3B cancer effort endures - The Spokesman-Review

An embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas will recover from a controversy that led two Nobel laureates and others to resign over allegations that politics trumped science in spending decisions, state officials told stakeholders Wednesday.

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“If the Legislature chooses not to fund it anymore, so much harm would come to people in West Texas that would not come if it remains,” said Dr. Patrick Reynolds, director of the cancer center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. “It’s unthinkable.”

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