Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of March 1, 2018


Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 51 27,841,500
Breast Cancer 162
Cervical Cancer 22 9,337,128
Colon and Rectal Cancer 92 55,044,500
Head and Neck Cancer 19 12,137,378
Kidney Cancer 13 4,905,500
Leukemia/Leukaemia 73 38,726,000
Liver Cancer 22 11,506,500
Lung Cancer 89 48,965,000
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 31 16,503,000
Ovarian Cancer 44 22,392,000
Pancreatic Cancer 44 22,384,000
Prostate Cancer 59 41,087,002
Skin Cancer 58 30,509,750
Thyroid Cancer 6 4,075,500
Other Cancer Types 200 102,444,000
Applies to all cancers ≠ 263 111,877,750
Grand Total 755   405,504,880


Included in the above projects, which are listed by cancer site, are projects that deal with selected areas of cancer research. Number of Grants** Funded Amount ($)
Childhood Cancer 75 36,188,000
Disparities 70 54,095,380
Environmental Factors 35 22,396,500


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

Funded Amount
- The total value of funding that was awarded to a single or group of research or training grants with relevance to a specific type of cancer or 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 "specific amount" in a single research project for a specific type of cancer is the portion of the total project funding for that project which corresponds to the percent relevance number for that cancer in the project. This number can be found by multiplying the total funding amount by the percent relevance for the type of cancer in question.

For example: For a project with a funded amount of $120,000 which has been coded with 50% relevance to the cancer type "lung" then this project has specific funding of $60,000 (120000 x .50) for "lung."

Total Specific Amount for a Particular Type of Cancer  - In order to obtain total specific funding for a particular type of cancer in the entire research and training program, you must sum the specific funding for each type of cancer among all research and training projects.