Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 47 27,611,500 18,564,315
Breast Cancer 198 110,303,170 83,493,483
Cervical Cancer 19 8,613,500 3,595,880
Colon and Rectal Cancer 101 56,286,600 32,671,550
Head and Neck Cancer 18 11,373,250 5,772,393
Kidney Cancer 8 4,320,024 1,864,886
Leukemia/Leukaemia 66 36,294,500 23,369,310
Liver Cancer 29 15,563,190 8,469,843
Lung Cancer 97 51,237,624 29,448,142
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 39 22,448,250 13,161,975
Ovarian Cancer 46 26,174,250 15,075,145
Pancreatic Cancer 34 19,310,000 9,230,420
Prostate Cancer 76 44,775,776 28,441,304
Skin Cancer 63 34,480,750 20,454,005
Thyroid Cancer 15 13,595,000 11,585,400
Other Cancer Types 204 98,788,466 47,238,731
Applies to all cancers ≠ 237 95,816,632 88,991,322
Grand Total 816   441,428,104


Included in the above projects, which are listed by cancer site, are projects that deal with selected areas of cancer research. Number of Grants** Funded Amount ($)
Childhood Cancer 35 17,968,700
Disparities 76 65,158,857
Environmental Factors 34 18,752,750


≠ Applies to all cancers: The projects included here have relevance to cancer in general but have not been designated to any specific cancer type.

** Total number of grants does not equal the sum of the numbers shown in the number of grants column.  In many cases, a project may have a focus which is linked to more than one type of cancer because of similarities between cancers. Thus an individual project may be listed in more than one cancer type.

Funded Amount
- The total value of funding that was awarded to a single or group of research or training grants with relevance to a specific type of cancer or 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 "specific amount" in a single research project for a specific type of cancer is the portion of the total project funding for that project which corresponds to the percent relevance number for that cancer in the project.   This number can be found by multiplying the total funding amount by the percent relevance for the type of cancer in question.

For example: For a project with a funded amount of $120,000 which has been coded with 50% relevance to the cancer type "lung" then this project has specific funding of $60,000 (120000 x .50) for "lung."

Total Specific Amount for a Particular Type of Cancer  - In order to obtain total specific funding for a particular type of cancer in the entire research and training program, you must sum the specific funding for each type of cancer among all research and training projects.