Originally Posted by RumRunner_1492
82% of what they make goes to programs that includes grants, education advocacy and programs. I would bet part of the $10 million in grants spent in 2011 went to research.
Lance has done some bad things. No doubt about that but he has done some good as well.
The reports don't mention funding any research. The closest is a reference to support for the creation of CPRIT, a state research funding agency.
CPRIT is in the news after two Nobel laureates and several other science review panel members resigned after having been left out of research grant decisions by the more commercially oriented businessfolk.
Specifically, the award of an $18 million grant to the wife of M.D. Anderson's president without submitting it for review seemed fishy.
CPRIT has the dual mission of funding research and commercialization & distributed about $300 million last year.
The $10 million in grants by Livestrong appear to have been for education and advocacy. I think they do help, but they don't fund any research.