Current Investment by Areas of Research

Extramural and Intramural Investment by Areas of Research, 2018
These investments are updated each year in May or June and reflect the investments by areas of research for the previous year. The next update will be in May or June of 2020 for Investments by Areas of Research for 2019.

Areas of Research

Extramural Funded
Amount*($)

Extramural Specific
Amount ($)

Intramural Research
Amount ($)

Total ($)

Biology 68,246,454
36,137,553
456,409
36,593,962
Cause/Etiology 17,662,653
6,485,134
6,846,136
13,331,270
Treatment 35,213,121
16,587,697
- 16,587,697
Prevention (including Nutrition,
Physical Activity and Tobacco Control)
15,013,300
6,630,315
3,686,519
10,316,834
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis 19,603,702
8,060,615
1,852,988
 9,913,603
Cancer Control, Survivorship (including
quality of life and end of life), and Outcomes Research
43,831,519
21,019,310
4,449,487
25,468,796
Not Categorized 3,574,461 3,574,461 -  3,574,0461
Grand Total 203,145,210 98,495,084§ 17,291,539
 115,786,623

*Funded Amount - The total value of funding that was awarded to a single group of research or training grants with relevance to a specific area of research and includes funding for some projects that may be minimally related to that type of cancer or area of research.

†Specific Amount - The portion of the total project funding for each individual project, which corresponds to the percent relevance number for that area of research in the project. This number can be found by multiplying the total funding amount by the percent relevance. For example, if the total funding amount is $500,000 and the percent relevance is 50%, the specific amount for the project is $250,000.

‡ Not Categorized - Three award mechanisms are not classified using these categories: Audrey Meyer Mars International Fellowships in Clinical Onclogy, Institutional Research Grants, and Master's Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work.

§ The total extramural specific amount represents the research and training grants awarded during 2018. This number may not exactly match the financial reporting for research expenditures for that time.