Current Investment by Areas of Research

Extramural and Intramural Investment by Areas of Research, 2017

Areas of Research

Extramural Funded
Amount*($)

Extramural Specific
Amount †($)

Intramural Research
Amount ($)

Total ($)

Biology 68,625,500
34,189,425
435,667
34,625,092
Cause/Etiology 18,022,000
7,985,275
6,534,998
14,520,273
Treatment 26,474,250
14,905,375
- 14,905,375
Prevention (including Nutrition,
Physical Activity and Tobacco Control)
14,353,250
7,818,830
3,935,134
11,753,964
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis 14,514,750
7,709,905
1,858,170
 9,568,075
Cancer Control, Survivorship (including
quality of life and end of life), and Outcomes Research
35,958,500
17,673,690
4,795,613
22,469,303
Not Categorized 4,559,000 4,559,000 -  4,559,000
Grand Total   94,841,500§
17,559,581
 112,401,081

*Funded Amount - The total value of funding that was awarded to a single research or training grant or a group of research or training grants for a specific 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 area of research. The specific amount is calculated by multiplying the total funded amount by the percent relevance for the area of research in question.

‡ Not Categorized - Two award mechanisms are not classified using these categories: Institutional Research Grants and International Grants.

§ The total dollars presented in these tables and figures represent the research and training grants awarded during 2016. They may not exactly match the financial reporting for research expenditures for that time.