Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of August 1, 2017


Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 51 28,683,500
Breast Cancer 159
Cervical Cancer 26 10,773,128
Colon and Rectal Cancer 88 52,116,500
Head and Neck Cancer 19 11,901,878
Kidney Cancer 11 3,950,000
Leukemia/Leukaemia 72 36,082,000
Liver Cancer 21 11,768,500
Lung Cancer 88 46,047,500
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 28 14,147,000
Ovarian Cancer 46 24,552,500
Pancreatic Cancer 42 22,230,000
Prostate Cancer 64 44,185,252
Skin Cancer 51 27,068,750
Thyroid Cancer 9 6,107,000
Other Cancer Types 203 99,401,500
Applies to all cancers ≠ 252 104,045,008
Grand Total 732   390,365,888


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 51 25,999,000
Disparities 64 51,495,630
Environmental Factors 35 21,009,000


≠ 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.