Currently Funded Cancer Research

No single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer than the American Cancer Society. In fact, The American Cancer Society has we've helped make possible almost every major cancer research breakthrough since 1946.

This section outlines the Society’s substantial current spending on research. 

For the announcement about the most recently funded research and training grants, see the press release

Use these links to see current amounts funded and other data:

Current Grants by Cancer Type. Find information about the currently funded projects by cancer types, as well as specific areas of cancer research.

Current Grants by State. See the number of grants and funded amounts in each state, as well as a brief overview about the grantees.

Current Investment by Areas of Research. See currently funded amounts for extramural and intramural projects by areas of research, including treatment, prevention, early detection, survivorship, and more.

Current Research Highlights. See examples of currently funded research areas, scientists with grants, and an overview of intramural research conducted by American Cancer Society research staff.