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Current Investment by Areas of Research

Extramural and Intramural Investment by Areas of Research, 2022
These investments are updated each year in May or June and reflect the investments by areas of research for the previous year. The next update will be in May or June of 2024 for Investments by Areas of Research for 2023.

Areas of Research

Extramural Funded

Extramural Specific
Amount ($)

Intramural Research
Amount ($)

Total ($)

Biology 77,149,400 35,900,385 - 35,900,385
Cause/Etiology 37,564,200 13,980,015 1,697,864 15,677,879
Treatment 52,540,500 24,180,720 10,709,366 34,890,086
Prevention (including Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Tobacco Control) 18,299,000 5,518,710 1,469,601 6,988,311
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis 24,889,000 12,444,685 2,465,493 14,910,178
Cancer Control, Survivorship (including quality of life and end of life), and Outcomes Research 41,602,600 17,981,750 2,873,545 20,855,295
Not Categorized 15,383,001 15,041,001 701,972 15,742,973
Grand Total 267,427,701  125,047,266§ 19,917,841 144,965,107

*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 portion of the total project funding for each individual 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 example, if the total funding amount is $500,000 and the percent relevance is 50%, the specific amount for the project is $250,000.

‡ Not Categorized - Three award mechanisms are not classified using these categories: Institutional Research Grants, Fostering Innovation Awards, and Diversity in Cancer Research Institutional Development Grants.

§ The total extramural specific amount represents the research and training grants awarded during 2022. This number may not exactly match the financial reporting for research expenditures for that time.