Cancer Survivorship Support

 

Cancer survivors have comprehensive physical, psychosocial and emotional issues particularly following active treatment and into the first years of survivorship. Issues such as anxiety related to less frequent visits with their healthcare providers, fear of recurrence, adjusting their life to accommodate a "new normal", and coping with physical ailments associated with the aftermath of cancer treatment are only a few of the issues that face survivors on a daily basis. With the increasing number of survivors, it is imperative that we continue to develop and implement programs to support survivorship.

 

The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute (MMCCI) recognizes the comprehensive needs associated with cancer survivorship. In the fall of 2011, MMCCI hired a fulltime Survivorship Nurse Navigator to develop and implement a survivorship program. This position was funded by a contract with the National Cancer Institute that expires June 30, 2012. The first of its kind in the state of Maine, the intent of the survivorship program is to meet the diverse and complex needs of the cancer survivor and caregiver with a comprehensive program that supports patients from active treatment to survivorship. The role of the Survivorship Nurse Navigator is to identify the current barriers experienced by patients and facilitate access to high quality survivorship care.

Organization: 
Maine Medical Center
Grant Amount Given: 
$10,000
Year Issued: 
2012
Period: 
Spring
Grant Category: 
Survivorship
Types of Cancer: 
All
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Building Capacity at MaineHealth to Enahance Colorectal Cancer Screening $28,863 Screening Maine Medical Center
2016 The Maine Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening (Maine LungCAPS) Initiative $400,000 Prevention Maine Medical Center
2015 Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care $49,899 Screening Maine Medical Center
2013 Lung Cancer Screening Shared Decision-Making $25,536 Screening Maine Medical Center
2013 Endometrial Cancer & Obesity: A Survivorship Program $10,000 Survivorship Maine Medical Center
2012 Improving Colorectal Cencer Screenings in Low-Income Primary Care Settings Using Shared Decision Making $97,860 Research Maine Medical Center
2012 Cancer Survivorship Support $10,000 Survivorship Maine Medical Center
2012 Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency $5,000 Support Maine Medical Center
2012 Gas Cards for Emergency Aid $1,000 Beacon Fund Maine Medical Center
2012 Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis $73,848 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation $86,877 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes $71,029 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Increase Immigrant Screening $8,011 Screening Maine Medical Center
2011 Communicating Risk $9,413 Education Maine Medical Center
2011 Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells $94,184 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Inceptive Role of miR-199b in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $92,000 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression $73,039 Research Maine Medical Center
2009 Predicting Quality of Life Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment $45,295 Research Maine Medical Center
2006 Reduction of breast cancer by the Notch signaling pathway $35,000 Research Maine Medical Center
2001 Ronald J . Carroll, M.D. Lecture Fund at Maine Medical Center $10,000 Education Maine Medical Center
1979 Pediatric Cancer Seminar Education Maine Medical Center