Federal Funding of Ovarian Cancer Research

The federal government funds more than 90 percent of all ovarian cancer research done in the United States.  The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, as the advocacy arm of the ovarian cancer movement, works on increasing federal funding as well as oversight and patient advocate involvement in research.



There are two main sources of federal ovarian cancer research funding: The National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense.

  • The National Cancer Institute funds almost $100 million of ovarian cancer research per year.
  • The Department of Defense has funded between $10 million and $20 million of ovarian cancer research per year for the past 12 years.