Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of August 1, 2019


Cancer Type

Number of Grants**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 39 24,568,000 17,538,700
Breast Cancer 162 93,777,500 67,073,640
Cervical Cancer 24 14,896,378 6,803,474
Colon and Rectal Cancer 78 45,097,250 25,733,195
Head and Neck Cancer 27 18,516,878 11,838,239
Kidney Cancer 14 7,002,869 4,319,487
Leukemia/Leukaemia 65 39,321,500 26,489,600
Liver Cancer 20 13,398,500 11,032,090
Lung Cancer 83 48,512,419 28,433,589
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 31 16,929,000 5,893,550
Ovarian Cancer 37 18,563,000 10,950,775
Pancreatic Cancer 42 23,326,000 16,498,050
Prostate Cancer 48 35,599,002 26,250,112
Skin Cancer 63 40,670,369 24,355,456
Thyroid Cancer 2 892,500 761,700
Other Cancer Types 213 124,792,100 47,356,135
Applies to all cancers 242 107,074,080 86,033,468
Grand Total 739   417,361,260



Areas of Cancer Research

Number of Grants* 

Funded Amount ($)  

Childhood Cancer 68 36,850,000
Disparities 66 52,079,880
Environmental Factors 30 19,636,000


≠ 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.

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.