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
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 Telemedicine Support $40,000

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 Space to Breathe Support $3,000

2012 Strength in Numbers Beacon Fund $1,000

2012 Connecting to Cancer Care Transportation $10,000

2012 New Models for Lung Cancer Research Research $199,036

2012 Development of a Cancer Staging Tool Based on Viscoelastic and Spectrosphic Properties of Cystic Fluids Research $75,422

2012 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2012 MCCM Brunswick Patient Transportation Transportation $5,000

2012 Lake Region Transportation Program Transportation $8,000

2012 Cancer Screening Navigator Program Screening $25,000

2011 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2011 Tender Living Care Support $10,000

2011 Lakes Region Transportation Program Transportation $6,000

2011 Common Journey | Support for Women with Cancer Support $4,000

2011 Caring Connections Support $10,000

2011 Increase Immigrant Screening Screening $8,011

2011 Functional Analysis of Foxq1's Role in Tumor Vascularization Research $75,823

2011 Communicating Risk Education $9,413

2011 Funding for Program Coordinator Position Support $10,000

2011 Support Grant Support $10,000

2011 Keep Franklin County Healthy Campaign Education $10,000

2011 New Leaf Program Survivorship $4,000

2011 Transport to Care Transportation $7,500

2011 Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid2 Receptor Agonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Proliferation Research $105,197

2011 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression Research $73,039

2011 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $5,000

2011 Your Skin Is In Program Prevention $10,000

2011 Bereavement Services Hospice $10,000

2011 Passport to Care Navigator $10,000

2011 Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells Research $94,184

2011 FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation Research $86,877

2011 Targeted SiRNA Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors in Lung Cancer Cells Research $69,000

2011 Imaging Glicoma Stem Cell Dynamics in Vivo Research $90,000