AUSTIN, Texas — The executive director of a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas has submitted his resignation letter amid escalating scrutiny over the management of the nation’s second-biggest pot of cancer research dollars, the agency announced Tuesday.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has not been able to focus on fighting the disease due to “wasted efforts expended in low value activities” during the past tumultuous eight months, Executive Director Bill Gimson wrote in a resignation letter dated Monday. Gimson offered to stay on until January, and the agency’s board must still approve his request to step down.

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