Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of March 1, 2017


Cancer Type

Number of Grants involving Cancer Type**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Brain Cancer 51 29,533,000
Breast Cancer 161
Cervical Cancer 25 10,577,628
Colon and Rectal Cancer 90 50,361,100
Head and Neck Cancer 21 14,571,128
Kidney Cancer 9 3,782,000
Leukemia/Leukaemia 79 41,264,000
Liver Cancer 27 13,430,500
Lung Cancer 91 48,441,600
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 34 19,587,250
Ovarian Cancer 44 23,926,000
Pancreatic Cancer 39 18,887,500
Prostate Cancer 62 40,227,752
Skin Cancer 61 33,959,750
Thyroid Cancer 11 7,165,000
Other Cancer Types 211 107,673,600
Applies to all cancers ≠ 236 98,327,244
Grand Total 753   407,000,224


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 24,856,000
Disparities 75 59,042,130
Environmental Factors 31 19,786,250


≠ 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.