Cancer prevention legislation

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AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas house approved two bills today that could secure the future of an agency dedicated to funding cancer research projects and prevention services. 

Without legislative action, The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas is set to close in three years.

The bills approved today would keep the agency going beyond the original time frame and ensure funding. The lawmaker behind the bills says it’s a critical piece to solving a problem that could affect any of us. 

“So much has yet to come and that needs to come over the next decade of research and various cures and preventions for cancer.” Says Rep. John Zerwas of Richmond. 

Both bills will need further approval by the Senate. 

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