How much money does the US government spend on cancer research? In 2020, we joined OVAC in asking for $44.7 billion for NIH in FY 2021, a $3 billion increase over 2020, with $6.9 billion for NCI.
How much money is spent on cancer in the US? A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers estimated that the cost of care for the 15 most prevalent types of cancer in the U.S. was approximately $156.2 billion in 2018. Credit: Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash.
How much do we spend on cancer? Costs = $5.6 billion
In 2018 cancer patients in the U.S. paid $5.6 billion out of pocket for cancer treatments,2 including surgical procedures, radiation treatments and chemotherapy drugs. Overall Cancer Costs are Rising Cancer also represents a significant portion of total U.S. health care spending.
Which cancer research is most funded? Breast cancer received the most funding by far, at $460 million, accounting for a third of all cancer-specific nonprofit revenue. Next in line—with less than half the funding of breast cancer—were leukemia ($201 million; 15% of total revenue), childhood cancers ($177 million; 13%) and lymphoma ($145 million; 11%).