Colorectal Cancer Screenings

This grant it to conduct a Colon Cancer screening Project for uninsured and underinsured patients accessing care at Portland Free Clinic. 

A program was developed that provides access to Colorectal Cancer screening and prevention resources for low-income individuals in the Greater Portland area, lacking adequate health insurance coverage and utilize the Portland Community Free Clinic for care. The grant allowed for free fecal immunochemical testing for individuals at the Portland Free Clinic, the distribution of educational resources for men 50 years and older seeking care at the clinic, and to provide a free colonoscopy for those with abnormal results. This will also serve as a pilot for free or low-cost medical clinics in Maine. The project was included in the recent CDC proposal for comprehensive Colorectal Cancer screening in Maine.

Organization: 
Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
Grant Amount Given: 
$6,839
Year Issued: 
2008
Period: 
Fall
Grant Category: 
Screening
Types of Cancer: 
Colon
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2010 Evaluating MicroRNA's as Prognostic Determinants in Stage II Colon Cancer $78,000 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2008 Colorectal Cancer Screenings $6,839 Screening Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2007 Toolkit for Colorectal Cancer $4,800 Education Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2006 Cancer Risk and Prevention $1,862 Education Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2006 Molecular Predictors of Iressa Response in Lung Cancer Patients $68,241 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2004 Molecular Markers of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $70,500 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2003 Molecular Indicators of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $60,700 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2001 Cancer Genetics Research $87,000 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine