What cancer receives the least funding?

Share on Pinterest New research finds that lung cancer is one of the conditions that receive the lowest nonprofit funding. The research, which appears in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, uncovered trends in cancer funding that highlight areas needing more attention.

Which cancers are least funded?

They found that cancers, such as cervical, colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, lung, ovarian and pancreatic were given the least amount of funding, even though many of them are commonly diagnosed and are associated with higher death rates.

Which cancers receive the most donations?

The cancers that received the largest donations were breast cancer ($460 million), leukemia ($201 million), pediatric cancers ($177 million) and lymphoma ($145 million).

What is the least researched cancer?

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.

Is breast cancer 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.

What cancers are most researched?

Global cancer incidence: both sexes

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Rank Cancer % of all cancers (excl. non-melanoma skin cancer)
All cancers*
1 Lung 12.3%
2 Breast 12.3%
3 Colorectal ** 10.6%

How much money does Relay for Life actually donate?

According to our most recent financial data, 73 cents of every dollar goes directly to research, prevention, detection, education, and patient support. The rest – about 27 cents – fuels supporting services for our lifesaving work to manage and fund those programs.

How much funding does sarcoma get?

Funding Availability

The total award amount is $50,000 for one year. The grants are awarded on an annual cycle from June 1 to May 31. For each awarded grant, funding of up to $50,000 in total cost is available to cover equipment, supplies and other expenses in support of research within the period of performance.

What is the most underfunded cancer?

The cancers that appear to be the most consistently underfunded across the different metrics are bladder, esophageal, lung, oral, stomach, and uterine cancers.

Why does breast cancer get more funding?

However, when we have limited resources, we have to make difficult decisions about how to allocate those resources. In this case, breast cancer has a greater societal impact through greater mortality at younger ages and that is why we can justifiable provide greater funding to breast cancer research.