Our Grant Recipients

Maine Cancer Foundation is proud to be serving the people of Maine in the fight against cancer.

Several times a year we issue a "Request for Proposals" or RFP in one or more service areas that support cancer screening, prevention, research or patient services. Volunteer review committees, drawn from experts in each discipline, review and score the proposals we receive. Finally, our Board of Directors approves the funding and the grants are issued.

We periodically review and communicate with our grant recipients to better understand what the people of Maine need, and how to improve our fight against cancer.

Cancer Type:

All Cervical Leukemia Molecular Skin
Bone Cellular Lung Other Testicular
Brain Colon Lymphedema Ovarian Thyroid
Breast Colorectal Lymphoma Pancreatic Prostate

Service Area:

Beacon Fund Hospice Research Survivorship
Clinical Trial Navigator Scholarship Professional Training
Donor Match Nutrition Screening Transportation
Education Prevention Support Treatment


All Grants:

Year Project Title Category Amount
2015 Early Access Patient Navigator Navigator $164,000

2015 Midcoast Youth Tobacco Intervention Prevention $16,099

2015 Integrating Personalized Risk Information in Low-Dose CT (LDCT) Screening for Lung Cancer Research $100,000

2015 Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research Research $199,830

2015 Conquering Cancer in Franklin County Screening $6,500

2015 Lung Cancer Screening Program Screening $20,000

2015 Tobacco Cessation Boot Camp Prevention $36,190

2015 Healthcare Access Program Transportation $10,000

2015 Patient Transportation Assistance Program Transportation $10,000

2015 Franklin's Navigator Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigator $164,000

2015 LGBTQ Tobacco Equity Project Prevention $57,669

2015 Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine Research $199,940

2014 Mouse Models for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research $169,834

2014 Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment Research $168,309

2014 Cancer: There is Hope Here in Washington County Education $5,000

2014 Cancer Patients Transportation Program Transportation $8,000

2014 Outreach Program Support for Volunteer Hospice Service in Washington County Hospice $10,000

2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears Research $172,512

2014 MCCM Patient Transportation Program Transportation $5,000

2014 Cancer Resource Advocate Support $48,291

2014 A Slice of Life: The Search for Variation in Brain Tumors Research $50,000

2014 A Secondary Syndrome: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research $50,000

2014 Ride to Health Transportation $5,000

2014 St. Mary's Mind-Body Program Survivorship $10,000

2014 FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? Research $178,409

2014 Are Micro RNAs the Key to Stopping Lung Cancer? Research $50,000

2014 Genetic Testing for Primary Care Providers: Case-based Web Modules Education $49,220

2014 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer Survivor Program Survivorship $35,000

2014 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2013 Assessing Therapeutic Potential of a New Drug ICG-001 in Glioblastoma Research $50,000

2013 Numb5 & Numb6 promote Invasive Behavior of Breast Cancer by Inducing Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Research $49,989

2013 Expanding Cancer Telegenetics to Serve Five Maine Counties Prevention $30,000

2013 Telehealth for Rural Cancer Patients Support $11,600

2013 Cancer Survivor Wellness Program Survivorship $10,000

2013 Transportation Service Network for Cancer Patients Transportation $10,000

2013 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $5,000

2013 Fostering Connections Survivorship $10,000

2013 miR-590 - A Novel Candidate microRNA in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research $168,906

2013 The Role Of Spry1 And Spry4 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Differentiation And Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal Research $156,315

2013 Inhibition Of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 In Lung Cancer Cells By Selective Sirna Nanoparticles Research $48,300

2013 Anticancer Drug Delivery to Brain Using Cell Derived Exosome Nanovesicles Research $49,450

2013 Susan Donnell Konkel Student Scholarship Fund Award Scholarship $3,500

2013 Pink Aroostook Prevention $5,000

2013 Elder/Veterans Rides for Cancer Treatment & Support Transportation $10,000

2013 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000