How much money has been used for cancer research? We’re primarily funded from personal donations—like yours. In 2019, you helped us invest more than $145.9 million in cancer research. Since 1946, we’ve invested more than $5 billion in research grants to the best scientists across the country.
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%).
Do taxpayers pay for cancer research? Every year, California taxpayers make crucial donations to the California Cancer Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund (CCRVTC) on their annual tax returns.
What cancers are underfunded? 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.