Estimates for funding for research for metastatic disease: LOW
Source: Steeg, Patricia and Sleeman, Jonathan. "Cancer metastasis as a therapeutic target" European Journal of Cancer 46 (2010) 1177-1180.
Fewer than 8% percent of researchers mention the word 'metastasis' in their grant applications Unlocking the Mysteries of Metastases, January 2013, ACS website
Excerpt: "But as pointed out by ACS Scientific Council member Dan Welch, "Fewer than 8% percent of researchers mention the word 'metastasis' in their grant applications, in the context of actually working on the problem, ...Figuring out how to prevent cancer - a key research focus today - would be the best approach, he agrees, but that's of little help to patients who already have cancer. He further explains, "To prevent something, you have to know its cause. We have no idea why cancer cells spread, let alone what prompts them to disseminate throughout the body."
Top funders of all breast cancer research in US
[Reuters: Sharon Begley and Janet Roberts: Insight: Komen Charity under microscope for funding, science]
|NIH- National Institute of Health||$763 M||2011|
|DOD- Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Project||150M||2012|
|Susan G. Komen||63M||2011|
|American Cancer Society ACS||17M||2012|
|all other non profits||?|
SG Komen For the Cure:
% of budget spent on ALL breast cancer research:
% of budget for research
(finding the cure)