Lung Cancer Funding Statistics

The government is not focused on funding lung cancer research.

There are many factors involved in how research is funded. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the US, yet it receives far less federal research funding per life lost than other major cancers, such as breast, prostate, and colon.

5-year survival rates by cancer type and year      Federal funding by cancer type - dollars per lives lost

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Breast. 1975-1977 (SEER 9 data). Table 4.13
Colorectal. 1975-1977 (SEER 9 data). Table 6.12 
Lung. 1975-1977 (SEER 9 data). Table 15.12 
Prostate 1975-1977 (SEER 9 data). Table 23.8 
Table 1.5 for 2007-2013 (SEER 18 data)