How much money is spent in cancer research annually?
Funding for Research Areas.
|Disease Area||Lung Cancer|
How much money has been spent on cancer research in the world? In 2021, global oncology spending totaled 187 billion U.S. dollars. In comparison, costs stood at 86 billion dollars six years earlier.
How much money is being spent on cancer? 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.
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%).