Cancer Control Research: OCS Analysis for FY 2000
Overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ Department of Defense (DOD) 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 FY2000 survivorship research grant portfolio by federal government organization: The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Other National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (http://cdmrp.army.mil/).
Table 2 shows the distribution of FY2000 survivorship research grants by focus and funding levels: physiologic, psychosocial, or health behavior interventions, psychosocial/physiologic sequelae, patterns and quality of care, surveillance, cancer communications, and training and conference grants. *DOD funding is not represented.
Chart 3 shows the distribution of FY 2000 survivorship research grants by cancer site. Approximately 48% of NIH/DOD survivorship research grants have a primary focus on female breast cancer survivors. Of these, over half (N = 35) examine the efficacy of a physiologic, psychosocial or health behavior intervention for breast cancer survivors.
Chart 4 shows the distribution of FY2000 survivorship research grants by age: pediatric survivors, young adult survivors (age <50 years), and older adult survivors (age >50 years). Pediatric survivors are defined as anyone diagnosed before the age of 22. Study participants may range from children to young adults.
Table 5 shows the distribution of FY2000 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.
|Grant Focus||# of NIH/DOD Grants||FY 2000 $ for NIH|
|Physiologic, Psychosocial or Health Behavior Interventions||62||$17,940,864|
|Patterns and Quality of Care||11||$3,058,476|
|Training and Conference Grants||7||$438,176|
*Department of Defense dollars are not represented
|Family Member||Number of Grants|
|Parents of children age <21||5|
|Family Member Self-Identified as Caregiver||5|