Research Grant Recipients

Each year, Maine Cancer Foundation provides funding for a wide variety of cancer research efforts. Our grant review committee selects the most promising new work in Maine to be funded. Individual research grants range between $50,000 - $200,000, depending on the scope of the work. For more information about applying for a cancer research grant, please visit our grant submission guidelines.

Year Issuedsort ascending Title Grant Amount Given Grant Category Organization
2015 Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record Linked Data Resource: TREMR $191,230 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2015 Integrating Personalized Risk Information in Low-Dose CT (LDCT) Screening for Lung Cancer $100,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2015 Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research $199,830 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2015 Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine $199,940 Research Eastern Maine Medical Center

2015 Structured Care for Individuals at Risk for Familial Cancer Syndromes in a Family Medicine Residency $84,784 Research Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

2014 FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? $178,409 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2014 A Secondary Syndrome: Acute Myeloid Leukemia $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Are Micro RNAs the Key to Stopping Lung Cancer? $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Mouse Models for Acute Myeloid Leukemia $169,834 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment $168,309 Research University of Maine

2014 A Slice of Life: The Search for Variation in Brain Tumors $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears $172,512 Research University of Maine

2013 miR-590 - A Novel Candidate microRNA in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $168,906 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2013 Assessing Therapeutic Potential of a New Drug ICG-001 in Glioblastoma $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2013 Numb5 & Numb6 promote Invasive Behavior of Breast Cancer by Inducing Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition $49,989 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2013 The Role Of Spry1 And Spry4 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Differentiation And Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal $156,315 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2013 Inhibition Of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 In Lung Cancer Cells By Selective Sirna Nanoparticles $48,300 Research Husson University

2013 Anticancer Drug Delivery to Brain Using Cell Derived Exosome Nanovesicles $49,450 Research Husson University

2013 The Maine Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study $212,601 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2013 Development of a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Treatment $169,861 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2013 Cytometric Profiling Of The Non-Malignant Leukocytes In Patients With CLL: Addition Of A Control Group $49,900 Research Eastern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care

2013 The Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor in Regulating Cancer Proliferation in Vitro and In Vivo $50,000 Research University of New England

2013 Development of Optimized Ex Vivo Organotypic Slice Culture Systems $164,686 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2013 Defining Susceptibility To Transformation By Epigenetic Landscape $49,999 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2013 Notch Signaling In A Mouse Model Of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia $50,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2012 The Role of IL-6 Signaling in Cancer-induced Bone Pain $139,633 Research University of New England

2012 FoxC2 Function in glioma stem cells and Vasculature $84,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2012 Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes $55,936 Research University of New England

2012 Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis $73,848 Research Maine Medical Center

2012 New Models for Lung Cancer Research $199,036 Research The Jackson Laboratory

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

2012 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis $82,843 Research University of Maine

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

2011 The Molecular Structor of Arm 1 $73,087 Research Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health

2011 Inceptive Role of miR-199b in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $92,000 Research Maine Medical Center

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

2011 Functional Analysis of Foxq1's Role in Tumor Vascularization $75,823 Research Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

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

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

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

2011 Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes $71,029 Research Maine Medical Center

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

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

2010 Notch Signaling in Medulloblastoma Initiation and Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2010 Targeting Stromal Cell Interactions to Reduce Prostate Cancer $81,175 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2010 Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Heparin Binding Domain of IGFBP-2 $82,535 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2010 MicroRNA Expression during Lung Tumor Progression $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2010 Role of Cryptic Activation Site within B1 Integrins in Breast Tumor Growth $91,919 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2010 Genetic Chemotherapy: Inducing Leukemia and Lymphoma Cell Self Destruction $67,500 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2010 Evaluating MicroRNA's as Prognostic Determinants in Stage II Colon Cancer $78,000 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2010 Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories $80,000 Research University of Maine

2009 Functional Tests of PODXL's Contributions to Tumorigenesis $80,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2009 Predicting Quality of Life Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment $45,295 Research Maine Medical Center

2009 Role of MicroRNA-10b in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Tumorigenesis and Progression $72,059 Research Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health

2009 Validating S100A6 as a Novel Marker and Potential Therapeutic Target of Brain Cancer Stem Cells $80,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2009 Improved Cancer Detection through the use of Engineered Nanoparticle Bioconjugates $78,292 Research University of Maine

2008 Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms $73,552 Research University of Maine

2008 Genetic Model of TGFB Receptor-Dependent Supression of Prostate Cancer Metastasis $78,413 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2008 Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Bone Cancer $81,995 Research University of New England

2008 Development Genomics of Lung Cancer $79,524 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2008 Homologous Recombination Factor XRCC2 in B-Cell Genome Stability and Tumor Supression $79,696 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2008 FGF-Mediated Tumor Growth Induced by Noth Signaling Inhibition $86,191 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2007 RECQL4 Protein-Protein Interactions in Human Osteosarcoma Cell Lines $71,000 Research Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
2007 Sprouty 4: a possible repressor of Id protein function in breast cancer $72,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2007 Twist dimers as markers of tumor metastasis $73,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2007 Array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization of Circulation Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer Patients Before & During Treatment $80,000 Research Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
2006 Molecular Predictors of Iressa Response in Lung Cancer Patients $68,241 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2006 The Role of Src Kinases in Regulation of Stem Cell Survival in CML $75,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2006 Reduction of breast cancer by the Notch signaling pathway $35,000 Research Maine Medical Center

2006 Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells $76,206 Research University of Maine

2006 Chromatin Reorganization in Pro-B Cell Lymphoma Nuclei $74,180 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2005 A Gene Expression Study for the Hormone Independent Growth Transition of Ovarian Cancer Cells in vivo $20,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2004 Molecular Markers of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $70,500 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2004 Malignant Ovarian Granulose Cell Teumorigenesis $37,165 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2004 Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer $45,745 Research University of Maine

2003 Parent-of-Origin Genetics in a Model of Ovarian Ganulosa Cell Tumorigenesis $35,500 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2003 Protein Palmyitoylation: Examination and Characterization of the Protein Palitoyl-CoA Transferase Family of Dictyostelium $17,640 Research University of Maine

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
2001 The Impact of Chemotherapy on Memory in Women with Breast Cancer $5,074 Research University of New England

2001 Pilot Study of Post Breast Surgery Syndrome $9,292 Research Mercy Hospital

2001 Cancer Treatment Outcome Data $50,000 Research Maine Comprehensive Cancer Care