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.
Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this 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||Molecular Predictors of Iressa Response in Lung Cancer Patients||$68,241||Research||Maine Center for Cancer Medicine|
|2006||Cancer Risk and Prevention||$1,862||Education||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|