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Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of January 4, 2023


Cancer Type

Number of Grants**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Blood Cancer 40 23,433,400 14,474,075
Brain Cancer 43 25,366,000 14,306,035
Breast Cancer 160 126,502,100 78,156,380
Cervical Cancer 16 20,709,750 6,809,695
Colon and Rectal Cancer 68 61,158,950 27,510,058
Head and Neck Cancer 28 18,947,000 8,266,710
Kidney Cancer 19 19,170,500 6,552,975
Leukemia/Leukaemia 50 33,444,600 21,605,900
Liver Cancer 28 27,046,000 15,459,350
Lung Cancer 73 61,772,250 30,309,350
Lymphoma 23 16,028,000 7,534,360
Ovarian Cancer 43 28,686,500 15,299,095
Pancreatic Cancer 44 28,143,750 14,518,770
Prostate Cancer 45 43,898,250 21,465,893
Skin Cancer 58 37,832,750 21,872,280
Other Cancer Types 131 95,319,800 34,898,980
Applies to all cancers 178 112,466,201 86,760,821
Grand Total 629   422,797,193


Areas of Cancer Research

Number of Grants 

Funded Amount ($)

Childhood Cancer 44 6,478,400


≠ 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.