Atlanta none the american cancer society is a 1 billion a year operation and donors told channel 2 they give to help find a cure but a channel 2 investigation revealed the shocking amount of. The national cancer institute has spent some 90 billion on research and treatment during that time.
As its the most common cancer in american women many groups are working to determine a cure for breast cancer.
How much money gets donated to cancer research. Before fy 2017 with the exception of the funding received through arra the nation s investment in cancer research experienced a prolonged hiatus in significant financial growth. For example a project with a funded amount of 120 000 that s been coded with 50 relevance to the cancer type lung has specific funding of 60 000 120 000 x 0 50 for lung total specific amount for a particular type of cancer the total specific funding for a particular type of cancer in the entire research and training program is the sum of the specific funding for each type of cancer within all research and training grant projects. It gets 232 million altogether.
It is business as usual at the nation s foremost cancer research establishment. In fy 2017 congress passed the 21 st century cures act authorizing 1 8 billion in funding for the cancer moonshot initiative over 7 years. Some 260 nonprofit organizations in the united states have dedicated themselves to cancer more.
More than 2 billion is requested for basic research into the mechanism and causes of cancer. But the breast cancer research foundation bcf for short is the only one to have. Another 1 3 billion is requested for treatment.
The fy 2017 funds available to the nci totaled 5 636 4 million includes 300 million in cures act funding reflecting a increase of 7 percent or 368 million from the previous fiscal year. More information about this methodology as well as the research projects associated with these and other disease area categories are available on the nci funded research portfolio website. World wide the figure is upwards of 1 billion usd since significant research agencies have started the estimated total donated into cancer research sits at 4 trillion.
And cancer prevention and control.