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Texas Transplant Alfred Gilman Guides $3 Billion Cancer Project

Science  15 May 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5929, pp. 868
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_868

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Two years ago, Texas voters approved spending $3 billion over 10 years for cancer research and prevention in the state. Keeping funding decisions free of politics is a top priority, says the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas's scientific director, biochemist Alfred Gilman, who was named last month. Science interviewed Gilman recently; his comments have been edited for brevity.