Cancer Control Research: OCS Analysis for FY 2002
Overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cancer Survivorship Research Grant Portfolio
- For this portfolio analysis, survivorship research was defined as that which focused on the health and life of a person with a history of cancer beyond the acute diagnosis and treatment phase.
- Studies that examined newly diagnosed survivors or those in active treatment were included in the portfolio analysis if follow-up extended at least two months or longer post-treatment.
- Studies addressing recurrence or end-of-life research were not included in this particular analysis.
Chart 1 shows the distribution of the FY2002 survivorship research grant portfolio by federal government organization: The National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Other National Institutes of Health.
Chart 2 shows the distribution of FY 2002 survivorship research grants by cancer site. Approximately 35% of NIH survivorship research grants have a primary focus on female breast cancer survivors. Of these, the majority (59% or N = 37) examine the efficacy of a physiologic, psychosocial or health behavior intervention for breast cancer survivors.
Table 1 shows the distribution of FY2002 survivorship research grants by focus: physiologic, psychosocial, or health behavior interventions, psychosocial/physiologic sequelae, patterns & quality of care, surveillance, and training and conference grants.
Table 2 shows the distribution of FY2002 survivorship research grants that focus on the family members of cancer survivors: spouses, parents, children (both young, and adult), caregivers, and the family unit as a whole.
NCI: National Cancer Institute
NINR: National Institute of Nursing Research
NIA: National Institute on Aging
NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health
NICHD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDCR: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (d)