Comparison of research funding relative to YLL as reported for the UK [] and in this study for the US. Dashed lines indicate borders between regions that are underfunded (%funding < % cost or %YLL) and overfunded (%funding > % cost or %YLL). Cancers identified with triangles are those named in the text (and abstract) of Burnet et al.  as lying in a "Cinderella" region indicative of underfunding. Several cancers are identified as underfunded in both studies, but only two of the "Cinderella" region cancers appear underfunded according to the UK data and none are underfunded according to our US data. Data for for Hodgkin's lymphoma, liver cancer, oral cancer and testes cancer are not plotted as they were not included in the UK data . Due to its extremely large ratio in the UK study (approx. 5.83) leukemia is excluded from this plot although the values were used in the calculation of the relative funding and YLL values for the remaining cancer types.