Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 49 28,055,500 18,608,365
Breast Cancer 185 102,098,479 74,304,132
Cervical Cancer 21 10,203,878 4,324,169
Colon and Rectal Cancer 97 53,099,600 29,532,800
Head and Neck Cancer 17 11,320,628 5,413,182
Kidney Cancer 9 4,653,524 1,864,086
Leukemia/Leukaemia 74 39,870,000 25,021,285
Liver Cancer 26 15,359,524 7,752,116
Lung Cancer 93 51,076,624 29,858,567
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 35 20,642,750 12,185,975
Ovarian Cancer 46 25,652,250 13,691,475
Pancreatic Cancer 38 19,548,000 10,013,545
Prostate Cancer 75 44,289,776 26,921,704
Skin Cancer 64 25,046,750 20,844,510
Thyroid Cancer 11 9,604,000 8,278,400
Other Cancer Types 199 113,335,800 47,345,958
Applies to all cancers ≠ 238 94,090,745 84,110,135
Grand Total 782   420,070,404


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 34 16,625,700
Disparities 82 64,234,235
Environmental Factors 29 17,395,250


≠ 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.