Cronyism alleged in state cancer funds

Paul J. Weber of the Associated Press writes an article posted at ReporterNews about the Cancer and Prevention Research Institute of Texas, which was created by the state in 2007:

A Nobel laureate resigning in protest from a $3 billion cancer research initiative in Texas told colleagues in heated emails that he was trying to prevent misuse of taxpayer dollars and funding decisions based on political considerations, according to state records released Thursday… Allegations of undeserving awards and political influence sullying the funding process were levied by Dr. Alfred Gilman, the agency’s chief scientific officer and a Nobel Prize winner in medicine.

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