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Current Grants by Cancer Type

Current as of August 1, 2023


Cancer Type

Number of Grants**

Funded Amount ($)

Specific Amount ($)

Blood Cancer4928,434,23419,624,259
Brain Tumor4624,869,73315,017,502
Breast Cancer162123,739,18378,217,183
Cervical Cancer1620,286,5836,743,938
Colon and Rectal Cancer6758,566,11526,496,667
Head and Neck Cancer2718,012,1667,898,173
Kidney Cancer1818,503,0006,571,200
Liver Cancer3128,496,50016,758,650
Lung Cancer7762,736,08333,334,883
Ovarian Cancer4730,563,50016,920,345
Pancreatic Cancer4126,102,78314,719,227
Prostate Cancer4139,475,58319,629,849
Sarcoma (soft tissue)2412,905,1006,820,030
Other Cancer Types150108,659,36547,178,515
Applies to all cancers207119,637,69994,147,434
Grand Total684 446,255,230


Areas of Cancer Research

Number of Grants 

Funded Amount ($)

Childhood Cancer4928,651,900


≠ 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.

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