Which cancers receive the least funding, and why?


The research, which appears in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, uncovered trends in cancer funding that highlight areas needing more attention.

The funding of certain types of cancer was poor, considering how often they occur and how many people die from them. These types included colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, and lung cancer.

On the other hand, some cancers — including breast and pediatric cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma — received significantly more funding relative to those factors.