Funding for Various Research Areas
(Dollars in Millions)

The National Cancer Institute reports how appropriated funds are spent in a number of different categories or classifications including specific cancer sites, cancer types, diseases related to cancer, as well as types of research mechanisms. The table below represents funding levels for frequently requested research areas. These research areas do not represent the entire NCI research portfolio. Funding for these areas can overlap and do not add to the total NCI budget. For example, dollars for a clinical trial on breast cancer research would be included in both the Breast Cancer and the Clinical Trials lines in the table below. Similarly, a basic cancer research project may be relevant to cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers and relevant funding would be included in the figures for all three sites.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Disease Area Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual
Total NCI Budget $4,592.3 $4,723.9 $4,794.7 $4,747.2 $4,792.6
AIDS 263.4 267.0 265.9 253.7 253.7
Brain & CNS 111.5 132.3 124.9 130.3 148.2
Breast Cancer 548.7 566.2 560.1 584.7 572.4
Cervical Cancer 79.0 79.0 81.7 83.3 82.4
Clinical Trials 799.5 800.0 781.8 822.3 843.7
Colorectal Cancer 261.6 262.0 253.1 244.1 258.4
Head and Neck Cancers 77.7 88.2 89.5 71.3 66.2
Hodgkins Disease 16.5 17.4 17.2 20.9 16.5
Leukemia 200.9 214.7 220.6 223.5 205.5
Liver Cancer 63.7 63.0 60.5 62.7 67.7
Lung Cancer 273.5 276.5 266.1 242.9 226.9
Melanoma 90.7 94.9 102.9 108.0 97.7
Multiple Myeloma 26.3 23.9 28.2 30.3 32.3
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 95.2 99.6 107.0 114.1 113.0
Ovarian Cancer 99.4 99.5 97.7 95.1 96.9
Pancreatic Cancer 42.3 52.7 66.7 74.2 73.3
Prostate Cancer 305.2 308.5 309.0 293.2 296.1
Stomach Cancer 13.4 11.6 11.0 11.5 12.0
Uterine Cancer 25.5 27.0 31.1 19.4 16.6