Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 51 30,105,500 20,407,565
Breast Cancer 160 88,157,500 62,354,125
Cervical Cancer 22 8,717,378 4,054,169
Colon and Rectal Cancer 92 51,216,600 27,388,935
Head and Neck Cancer 19 13,546,628 7,227,282
Kidney Cancer 9 3,989,000 1,665,160
Leukemia/Leukaemia 75 39,151,000 25,415,735
Liver Cancer 25 11,794,500 7,587,290
Lung Cancer 93 49,308,100 29,074,675
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 33 18,418,750 10,480,645
Ovarian Cancer 49 26,259,750 14,130,425
Pancreatic Cancer 35 16,635,000 8,163,670
Prostate Cancer 66 42,766,252 27,730,292
Skin Cancer 65 34,801,750 19,585,465
Thyroid Cancer 11 8,186,500 6,754,975
Other Cancer Types 203 101,801,600 45,217,803
Applies to all cancers ≠ 235 100,762,579 89,635,349
Grand Total 748   406,873,559


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 38 20,397,500
Disparities 72 54,694,880
Environmental Factors 28 17,217,250


≠ 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.