Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of August 1, 2018


Cancer Type

Number of Grants**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 49 27,936,500
Breast Cancer 155
Cervical Cancer 27 13,595,878
Colon and Rectal Cancer 87 54,409,250
Head and Neck Cancer 24 15,866,878
Kidney Cancer 16 7,054,869
Leukemia/Leukaemia 64 34,242,000
Liver Cancer 21 11,249,500
Lung Cancer 88 50,787,119
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 30 13,874,000
Ovarian Cancer 41 19,564,500
Pancreatic Cancer 42 22,420,000
Prostate Cancer 54 39,786,502
Skin Cancer 63 35,297,869
Thyroid Cancer 4 2,084,500
Other Cancer Types 204 115,422,000
Applies to all cancers ≠ 264 116,493,619
Grand Total 746   410,152,249



Areas of         
Cancer Research          

Number of Grants* 

Funded Amount ($)  

Childhood Cancer 49 25,399,500
Disparities 61 49,327,130
Environmental Factors 41 26,390,500


≠ 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.