Here you can see what the NCI funded, they spent a total of 23 million on neuroblastoma research. Their 5.07 BILLION dollar budget in 2012 went mostly to breast, prostate, lung, colon…
2012 NIH received 30.64 billion dollars. (http://www.aacr.org/home/public–media/science-policy–government-affairs/aacr-cancer-policy-monitor/aacr-cancer-policy-monitor—december-2011/congress-reaches-fy2012-spending-compromise.aspx)
In millions. NIH funded $0 from 2008-2010. Then in 2011 they gave 25 million, 2012 26 million and are projected to do 25 million for neuroblastoma research in 2013
Government CUT funding to Children’s Oncology Group, the largest children’s oncology group in North America which supports the clinical and biological research at over 200 participating institutions and treats about 90% of the children with cancer. COG received less than half of its requested budget from the federal government this year. UNACCEPTABLE.
3. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: In 2010 directed $0.01 (a penny) to childhood cancer research for every dollar of public support. (Total expenses: $951,123,000 and total directed at childhood cancer research: $11,900,000. Source:ACS)
4. LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY: directed $0.02 to childhood cancer research for every dollar of public support. (Total public support: $287,625,000 and total directed at childhood cancer research: almost $6,000,000. Source LLS)
If GOVERNMENT looked at cancers based on YEARS LOST as opposed to amount of people diagnosed…
Person-years of life lost (PYLL)—the years of life lost because of early death from a particular cause or disease. PYLL caused by cancer helps to describe the extent to which life is cut short by cancer.
The average age of diagnosis for childhood cancer is 6. Therefore, each death after five-years (age 11) from childhood cancer represents a loss of 61 years of productive life (72-11=61). The average age at diagnosis for breast cancer is 61 and each death after five years represents a loss of 6 years of life (72-66=6).
- Breast cancer, with 275,000 total life years lost, receives $599.5 million, or $2,172 per year life lost.
- Childhood cancers, with 205,008 total life years lost, receives $192.8 million, or $940 per year life lost