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 Tobacco Free Franklin Prevention $199,976

2015 Structured Care for Individuals at Risk for Familial Cancer Syndromes in a Family Medicine Residency Research $84,784

2015 Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care Screening $49,899

2015 Reducing Cancer Rates in Maine through Tobacco Education and Policy Development Education $50,000

2015 Access To Cancer Treatment Transportation $7,000

2015 The Maine Fund for Cancer Patients Transportation $4,000

2015 Sebasticook Valley Health Navigator Program Navigator $137,248

2015 Addressing Disparities in Tobacco Use and Exposure through Policy and Environmental Change Prevention $74,101

2015 Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record Linked Data Resource: TREMR Research $191,230

2015 Early Detection of Lung Cancer Screening $15,000

2015 Patient Navigation Approach to Tobacco Prevention, Assessment & Intervention Screening $30,000

2015 Tobacco Treatment, Prevention, and Control in Androscoggin County Education $40,000

2015 Commuity Transportation Program Transportation $10,000

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

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

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

2013 Defining Susceptibility To Transformation By Epigenetic Landscape Research $49,999

2013 Notch Signaling In A Mouse Model Of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Research $50,000

2013 The Maine Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study Research $212,601

2013 Lung Cancer Screening Shared Decision-Making Screening $25,536

2013 Investing In Maine's Future through Public Health, Education and Advocacy Prevention $25,000

2013 Healthy Aroostook: Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program Education $26,762

2013 Patient Transportation Assistance Program Transportation $10,000

2013 Oncology Professional Scholarship Program Scholarship $30,000

2013 Hannemann Scholarship Scholarship $5,000

2013 Colorectal Cancer Prevention Campaign Screening $5,980

2013 Development of Optimized Ex Vivo Organotypic Slice Culture Systems Research $164,686