Extramural and Intramural Investment by Areas of Research, CY 2015


Areas of Research

Extramural Funded
Amount *($)

Extramural Specific
Amount †($)

Intramural Research
Amount ($)

Total ($)

Biology 53,846,200 31,888,560 426,513 32,315,073
Cause/Etiology 22,195,000 11,096,925 6,397,698 17,494,623
Treatment 25,899,700 15,890,440 - 15,890,440
Prevention (including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Tobacco Control) 12,981,500 4,871,394 3,501,176 8,372,570
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis 9,388,500 4,775,275 1,942,995 6,718,270
Cancer Control,Survivorship (including quality of life and end of life), and Outcomes Research 34,072,134 18,943,880 4,827,107 23,770,987
Not Categorized 6,126,000 6,126,000 - 6,126,000
Grand Total   § 93,592,474 17,095,489   110,687,963

*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 "specific amount" in a single research project for a specific area of research is the portion of the total project funding for that 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 the area of research in question.

‡ Not Categorized - Two award mechanisms are not classified using these categories: institutional research grants and an international grant.

§ The total dollars presented in these tables and figures represent the research and training grants awarded during 2015. They may not exactly match the financial reporting for research expenditures for that time.