Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference (DEV)


CPRIT’s Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference VI was held on October 2 and 3, 2023.  It highlighted the exceptional progress across cancer research, prevention, and product development at medical and academic research centers, in communities, and at companies around Texas. The conference featured informative sessions on CPRIT-funded initiatives on computational biology and modeling for drug discovery, the use of artificial intelligence in imaging, the expansion of drug development resources and biomanufacturing facilities in Texas, and immunology and vaccine development in cancer.

Lively CPRIT grantee networking sessions on multiple cancer prevention topics, including HPV vaccination and colorectal cancer screening, were also available to attendees.

National speakers included Dr. Doug Lowy, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. John Carpten, Chief Scientific Officer, City of Hope, Dr. Katy Keenan, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Dr. Stephen Baylin, Professor and Co-Director, Cancer Biology Division at Johns Hopkins.  

Over 60 speakers participated in the conference.  

You may view the conference program online here: Conference Program Online

Please stay tuned to this page for information on the next CPRIT conference!

Featured Speakers


Abstract submission has closed. Accepted abstracts are now available to view online here:

Each accepted abstract will be presented as a poster during poster sessions on Monday and Tuesday with ample time for attendees to speak with presenters. 

Poster Session A: Monday, October 2, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Poster Session B: Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Poster Guidelines (PDF)


Schedule at a Glance

Session Types:

Poster Session
Prevention Innovation
Keynote Address
Academic Research Innovation
Plenary Session
Product Development Research Innovation
Day 1: October 02 Day 2: October 03
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
  Welcome and Introductions
Moody Ballroom
08:15 AM
09:15 AM
09:30 AM
  Prevention: Strategies and Opportunities around Effective Communication

Floral Hall A
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
  Epigenome and Cancer: From Biology to Therapy
Moody Ballroom
11:45 AM
01:15 PM
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Liver Cancer and Hepatitis

Floral Hall A 1
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination

Floral Hall A 2
   TMCi: Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics Program

Expo Hall A 4
02:05 PM
02:15 PM
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Primary Prevention of Cancer (PPC)

Floral Hall A 2
  Immunology and Vaccine Development in Cancer

Floral Hall B
  Early Detection: Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Imaging

Expo Hall A 4
03:05 PM
03:15 PM
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Lung Cancer and Tobacco Cessation

Floral Hall A 1
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Colorectal Cancer
Floral Hall A 2
  03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Computational Biology and Modeling: Drug Discovery and Development

Expo Hall A 4
04:05 PM
04:15 PM
  CPRIT Company Showcase

Floral Hall B
  Texas Cancer Plan Town Hall
Floral Hall A
06:00 PM
06:30 PM
07:00 AM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
  PREVENTION: Cancer Prevention Innovation Strategies and Opportunities Around Patient Navigation
Floral Hall A
  Innovations in Cancer Imaging
Floral Hall B
  Innovations and Challenges in Early Detection: MCED Tests

Expo Hall A 4
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
  PREVENTION: Future for the CPRIT Cancer Prevention Program
Floral Hall A
  Product Development Research from CPRIT Peer Reviewers’ Perspective
Floral Hall B
  Cancer Survivorship: Biomarkers and Toxicity, Reducing Long Term Effects
Expo Hall A 4

Frequently Asked Questions


You may find a PDF of Abstract Submission Information here:

YES. CPRIT funding is not a prerequisite for abstract submission.

YES. We encourage anyone who has an innovative idea regarding cancer research or prevention to submit an abstract for consideration.

Two abstracts may be submitted per CPRIT grant or individual who is not a CPRIT grant recipient.

You may find a PDF of Abstract Posters and Poster Session details here:

NO. All abstracts will be published online and be displayed as posters during one of two poster sessions at the conference.

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