Research funds by types of cancer | The measures of disease burden or public interest | Correlation coefficient (r) | *P* value |
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Sum of 2005–2007 | DALYs (2003) | 0.792 | < 0.001 |

Sum of 2008–2010 | DALYs (2006) | 0.610 | 0.001 |

Sum of 2011–2013 | DALYs (2009) | 0.601 | 0.001 |

Sum of 2015–2017 | DALYs (2013) | 0.823 | < 0.001 |

Change in funding amounts (from 2005 to 2007 to 2015–2017) | Change in DALYs (from 1990 to 2006) | 0.184 | 0.378 |

Sum of 2005–2007 | Web Search (2004) | 0.717 | < 0.001 |

Sum of 2008–2010 | Web Search (2006) | 0.261 | 0.207 |

Sum of 2011–2013 | Web Search (2009) | 0.748 | < 0.001 |

Sum of 2015–2017 | Web Search (2013) | 0.548 | 0.005 |