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
2013 Fostering Connections Survivorship $10,000

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

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 Pink Aroostook Prevention $5,000

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

2013 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2013 Volunteer Program Support Hospice $10,000

2013 Ride to Health Transportation $9,000

2013 Improving the Treament of Cancer Related Pain Education $22,540

2013 Middle School Cancer Awareness & Prevention Education $7,040

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 Conquering Colon Cancer in Greater Franklin County Prevention $25,000

2013 Community Needs Assessment for Lung Cancer Support $3,113

2013 Maine Cancer Guest Navigation Program (MCGNP) Support $15,000

2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program Support $9,800

2013 Volunteer Hospice Services Hospice $10,000

2013 Adventure-based Support Program for Youth Support $4,000

2013 Transportation for Cancer Patients Transportation $10,000

2013 Endometrial Cancer & Obesity: A Survivorship Program Survivorship $10,000

2013 Development of a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Treatment Research $169,861

2013 Cytometric Profiling Of The Non-Malignant Leukocytes In Patients With CLL: Addition Of A Control Group Research $49,900

2013 The Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor in Regulating Cancer Proliferation in Vitro and In Vivo Research $50,000

2012 iPad Share Program Support $7,406

2012 Ride to Health Transportation $15,000

2012 Online CME Course Education $27,600

2012 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis Research $82,843

2012 FoxC2 Function in glioma stem cells and Vasculature Research $84,000

2012 Tender Living Care Support $2,150

2012 Conquering Cancer in Greater Franklin County Screening $10,000

2012 Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency Support $5,000

2012 Oncology Clinical Research Center Clinical Trial $20,000

2012 Hannemann Scholarship Scholarship $5,000

2012 The Role of IL-6 Signaling in Cancer-induced Bone Pain Research $139,633

2012 Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes Research $55,936

2012 Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis Research $73,848

2012 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $5,000

2012 Maine Buddy Program Support $4,000

2012 Teleconference and Palliative Care Awareness for Rural Patients Education $5,000

2012 Gas Cards for Emergency Aid Beacon Fund $1,000

2012 Telemedicine Support $40,000

2012 Space to Breathe Support $3,000