Gov. Scott commits $80M to cancer research in the state

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Tampa, Florida -- Gov. Rick Scott was in Tampa Tuesday at the Moffitt Cancer Center to announce millions of state dollars will go towards cancer research.

As part of the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Initiative," Gov. Scott committed $80 million, with $60 million going towards helping Florida Cancer Centers achieve National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation and another $20 million going to peer-reviewed research grants.

"Properties are going up in value, people are moving to our state, tourists are coming to our state, so we're doing this in contrast to other states. Our ecomony's growing, our budget's growing," Gov. Scott said to the media Tuesday.

Over 100,000 Floridians are diagnosed with cancer each year, making it the number one killer in the state.

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