Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of March 1, 2019


Cancer Type

Number of Grants**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 46 26,878,500 19,969,410
Breast Cancer 160 93,954,250 64,325,725
Cervical Cancer 28 15,086,378 6,636,874
Colon and Rectal Cancer 90 54,161,750 30,671,455
Head and Neck Cancer 26 16,339,378 10,026,339
Kidney Cancer 18 8,468,869 3,928,667
Leukemia/Leukaemia 65 35,991,500 24,468,110
Liver Cancer 19 11,414,500 9,507,890
Lung Cancer 87 52,962,919 31,797,189
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 29 14,508,500 6,006,715
Ovarian Cancer 41 21,391,000 11,270,715
Pancreatic Cancer 42 23,872,500 15,614,500
Prostate Cancer 54 40,923,002 28,934,712
Skin Cancer 56 33,389,369 19,741,106
Thyroid Cancer 4 2,084,500
Other Cancer Types 207 122,403,100 43,661,595
Applies to all cancers ≠ 257 113,509,080
Grand Total 750   420,335,510



Areas of         
Cancer Research          

Number of Grants* 

Funded Amount ($)  

Childhood Cancer 66 34,134,500
Disparities 69 56,824,630
Environmental Factors 34 22,160,500


≠ 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 research) and includes funding for some grant projects that may be minimally related to that type of cancer (or area of 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.