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“WE CAN BE HEROES”, a tribute concert to David Bowie, wowed a packed house at the State Theatre on January 23rd with an all-star lineup of Maine’s most prominent music groups.

Organized by Spencer Albee of Portland, the concert raised over $10,350 to support Maine Cancer Foundation, an non-profit dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality in Maine.

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We are pleased to welcome the second round of participants selected in our Tri for a Cure registration drawing. All ticket holders will be notified by email with their status. Please contact us with any questions at: or (207) 773-2533.

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Today is World Cancer Day, a day of recognition and support for the global effort to fight cancer.

The theme this year is: "We Can. I Can." which is wonderful because:

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We'll be announcing the registration drawing winners for the 2016 Tri for a Cure on Monday, February 1st!

There's only 5 days left to get your name in the hat for this summer- don't miss your chance.

Enter the 2016 Registration Drawing 

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Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals on Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Maine. 

Funding Criteria:

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Maine. Screening for colorectal cancer can help prevent the disease by detecting precancerous cells or growths (polyps) in the colon and rectum so they can be removed. It also can detect colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most successful in lowering the risk of dying from colon cancer.

Maine Cancer Foundation is now accepting applications for evidence-based interventions to increase the number of and improve the quality of colorectal cancer screening rates in our state.

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A group of local musicians have banded together to create a tribute concert to honor the memory of iconic pop start David Bowie, who passed away on January 10th after a battle with cancer.
The concert will be performed at The State Theater in Portland on January 23rd and featuring performances of Bowie's music by:
  • Spencer Albee
  • Dave Gutter
  • Jeff Beam
  • Dominic and the Lucid
  • Neil Collins
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We are very pleased to welcome new members to our board of directors, and announce a new slate of executive officers.

Our 2016 Executive Officers are:

New members of the Maine Cancer Foundation board in 2016:

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Cancer researchers will have easier access to biological samples used to conduct leading-edge research that may lead to new cancer treatments thanks to a Maine Cancer Foundation grant that will enhance collaboration between Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) and Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) Cancer Care. Each organization will receive $200,000 to improve their biorepositories (also known as Biobanks), which are programs that distribute biospecimens (patient tissue samples) to researchers. These awards also fund a new web portal that streamlines the process researchers use to request and acquire samples.

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#1 Like a Mammogram For Lung Cancer

New lung cancer screening technology comes to Maine hospitals. 

#2 Bring Your Heart to the Cancer Fight

A fantastic letter from a friend in Saco. This is the whole reason we fight.  

#3 The Reason I'm Called a Survivor is Pretty Simple

Not every hero wears a red cape. Some of them have a Red Storm! Doug Bennett leads the way as a friend, father, coach and cancer surivivor.