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 Gaps-in-Care Cancer Screening Screening $38,500

2015 Reducing Tobacco-Related Cancer Prevalence through College and University Policy Change Prevention $39,140

2015 Accessing Cancer Care Transportation $10,000

2015 Connecting to Cancer Care Transportation $10,000

2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants Navigator $164,000

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

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

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

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

2014 MCCM Patient Transportation Program Transportation $5,000

2014 Cancer Resource Advocate Support $48,291

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

2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears Research $172,512

2014 Ride to Health Transportation $5,000

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

2014 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2014 A Secondary Syndrome: Acute Myeloid Leukemia 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 Outreach Program Support for Volunteer Hospice Service in Washington County Hospice $10,000

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