The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has a new chief scientific officer after its present leader, Dr. Margaret Kripke, announced her retirement. Kripke has been the leader of CPRIT since 2012 and announced that she will remain with the group while the transition is ongoing. Replacing Dr. Kripke is Dr. James Willson, a known oncologist in Dallas currently studying the genetics of colorectal cancer. Willson is currently the head of Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center and his recent appointment in CPRIT will begin on March 1st. Although CPRIT has been receiving criticisms due to state grants, the institution is studying cancer prevention and treatment, as well as other cancer-related issues.
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