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 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

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 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 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 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 Pink Aroostook Prevention $5,000

2012 Program Support Hospice $6,000

2012 ONS Scholarships Scholarship $18,300

2012 Walk Away from Cancer Support $5,000

2012 Improving Colorectal Cencer Screenings in Low-Income Primary Care Settings Using Shared Decision Making Research $97,860

2012 Maine Patient Assistance Program Donor Match $5,000

2012 Cancer Transportation Services Transportation $10,000

2012 Bereavement Program Support Hospice $10,000

2012 Cancer Survivorship Support Survivorship $10,000

2012 Clinical Trials Program Education and Enhancement Clinical Trial $4,000

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