How much money has been spent on cancer research so far? The National Cancer Institute has spent some $90 billion on research and treatment during that time. Some 260 nonprofit organizations in the United States have dedicated themselves to cancer — more than the number established for heart disease, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke combined.
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%).
What is the least funded cancer research? Colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers were all poorly funded compared to how common they are and how many deaths they cause, the study found.
What is the most underfunded cancer? Underfunded cancers
Results showed that colorectal, lung, hepatobiliary and uterine cancers were consistently underfunded when factoring in incidence and mortality. Breast cancer, lymphoma and leukemia, on the other hand, were consistently funded well.