Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 44 25,333,666 16,604,357
Breast Cancer 204 116,141,470 86,368,963
Cervical Cancer 23 11,056,500 5,791,280
Colon and Rectal Cancer 100 56,822,600 32,074,455
Head and Neck Cancer 19 13,124,550 6,629,888
Kidney Cancer 9 4,968,024 3,281,126
Leukemia/Leukaemia 75 40,291,166 26,225,372
Liver Cancer 34 20,105,856 8,899,719
Lung Cancer 101 53,990,424 31,458,852
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 41 23,565,916 13,832,917
Ovarian Cancer 44 27,279,416 14,749,648
Pancreatic Cancer 31 19,671,500 9,753,390
Prostate Cancer 78 46,754,690 28,050,499
Skin Cancer 61 33,742,250 21,728,795
Thyroid Cancer 15 13,595,000 11,585,400
Other Cancer Types 201 107,394,766 46,645,396
Applies to all cancers ≠ 230 93,553,132 88,073,562
Grand Total 842   451,753,618


Included in the above projects, which are listed by cancer type, are projects that deal with selected areas of cancer research. Number of Grants** Funded Amount ($)
Childhood Cancer 43 22,471,000
Disparities 85 72,387,105
Environmental Factors 37 20,367,750


≠ 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.