Current as of August 1, 2021


Cancer Type

Number of Grants**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 28 17,934,500 9,291,575
Breast Cancer 153 102,914,200 71,483,945
Cervical Cancer 15 11,778,450 4,499,425
Colon and Rectal Cancer 67 50,823,250 26,226,663
Head and Neck Cancer 27 19,304,000 9,016,100
Kidney Cancer 13 8,612,500 5,326,150
Leukemia/Leukaemia 53 34,108,000 20,750,000
Liver Cancer 21 16,273,500 10,473,700
Lung Cancer 74 50,319,750 27,229,575
Lymphoma 31 18,027,000 7,167,260
Ovarian Cancer 29 21,336,500 10,954,670
Pancreatic Cancer 36 23,283,750 12,370,260
Prostate Cancer 53 41,650,102 25,285,120
Skin Cancer 63 39,032,450 24,188,545
Thyroid Cancer 2 1,589,000 1,589,000
Other Cancer Types 155 103,669,400 43,633,690
Applies to all cancers 192 92,963,850 74,776,975
Grand Total 630   384,262,652


Areas of Cancer Research

Number of Grants 

Funded Amount ($)  

Childhood Cancer 43 26,427,000
Disparities 65 62,477,952
Environmental Factors 28 20,358,500


≠ Applies to all cancers: The grant 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 grant project may have a focus that is linked to more than one type of cancer because of similarities between cancers. Thus, an individual grant project may be listed in more than one cancer type.

Glossary Funded Amount - The total value of funding that was awarded to a single, or a group of, research or training grants for a specific type of cancer (or area of cancer research) and includes funding for some grant projects that may be minimally related to that type of cancer (or area of cancer research).

Specific Amount - The portion of the total funding that was awarded to a single research project for a specific type of cancer. The specific amount is calculated by multiplying the total funded amount by the percent relevance for the type of cancer in question.

For example, a project with a funded amount of $120,000 that's been coded with 50% relevance to the cancer type "lung" has specific funding of $60,000 (120,000 x 0.50) for "lung."

Total Specific Amount for a Particular Type of Cancer - The total specific funding for a particular type of cancer in the entire research and training program is the sum of the specific funding for each type of cancer within all research and training grant projects.