Maine Cancer Foundation Researchers

Agasanur Prahalad
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Molecular RECQL4 Protein-Protein Interactions in Human Osteosarcoma Cell Lines $71,000 2007
Aldona A Karaczyn, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast, Cellular Numb5 & Numb6 promote Invasive Behavior of Breast Cancer by Inducing Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition $49,989 2013
Amy Haskins Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Prostate Predicting Quality of Life Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment $45,295 2009
Prostate Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes $71,029 2011
Andre Khalil Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms $73,552 2008
Molecular, Screening Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories $80,000 2010
Breast Catching Cancer Before It Appears $172,512 2014
Breast 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis $82,843 2012
Andrew E Williams
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
All Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record Linked Data Resource: TREMR $191,230 2015
Anja Nohe
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Screening Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells $76,206 2006
Ann M. Dorward, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Ovarian Parent-of-Origin Genetics in a Model of Ovarian Ganulosa Cell Tumorigenesis $35,500 2003
Ovarian A Gene Expression Study for the Hormone Independent Growth Transition of Ovarian Cancer Cells in vivo $20,000 2005
Anne Breggia
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Molecular Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Heparin Binding Domain of IGFBP-2 $82,535 2010
All Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research $199,830 2015
Antonia Planchart
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Molecular Functional Analysis of Foxq1's Role in Tumor Vascularization $75,823 2011
Archana Gopalan, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Brain A Slice of Life: The Search for Variation in Brain Tumors $50,000 2014
Calvin Vary
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Prostate Genetic Model of TGFB Receptor-Dependent Supression of Prostate Cancer Metastasis $78,413 2008
Prostate Targeting Stromal Cell Interactions to Reduce Prostate Cancer $81,175 2010
Carol J. Bult, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast The Maine Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study $212,601 2013
Lung Development Genomics of Lung Cancer $79,524 2008
Lung New Models for Lung Cancer Research $199,036 2012
Da-Ting Lin
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Screening Imaging Glicoma Stem Cell Dynamics in Vivo $90,000 2011
Derek Hoelz
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Molecular The Molecular Structor of Arm 1 $73,087 2011
Don Wojchowski
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Molecular, Screening Functional Tests of PODXL's Contributions to Tumorigenesis $80,000 2009
Donna Whitten, RN
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Cancer Treatment Outcome Data $50,000 2001
Douglas Spicer
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Molecular, Screening Twist dimers as markers of tumor metastasis $73,000 2007
Molecular Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression $73,039 2011
Edward Bilsky
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Bone Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Bone Cancer $81,995 2008
Edward Li
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
All Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes $55,936 2012
Igor Prudovsky Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Molecular FGF-Mediated Tumor Growth Induced by Noth Signaling Inhibition $86,191 2008
Cellular FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation $86,877 2011
Ivette Emery & Chiara Battelli
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Lung Molecular Predictors of Iressa Response in Lung Cancer Patients $68,241 2006
Janet Bayleran
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Screening Array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization of Circulation Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer Patients Before & During Treatment $80,000 2007
Jennifer Trowbridge, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Leukemia A Secondary Syndrome: Acute Myeloid Leukemia $50,000 2014
Leukemia Defining Susceptibility To Transformation By Epigenetic Landscape $49,999 2013
Jens Rueter, MD
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
All Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine $199,940 2015
Cellular, Leukemia Cytometric Profiling Of The Non-Malignant Leukocytes In Patients With CLL: Addition Of A Control Group $49,900 2013
John M. Streicher, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
All The Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor in Regulating Cancer Proliferation in Vitro and In Vivo $50,000 2013
John Wise, Sr., Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Bladder, Lung Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer $45,745 2004
Julie Wells
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Lung MicroRNA Expression during Lung Tumor Progression $90,000 2010
Julie Wells, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Lung Are Micro RNAs the Key to Stopping Lung Cancer? $50,000 2014
Karen Rasmussen, Ph. D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
All Cancer Genetics Research $87,000 2001
Breast Molecular Markers of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $70,500 2004
Breast Molecular Indicators of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $60,700 2003
Kathleen Fairfield
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Screening Improving Colorectal Cencer Screenings in Low-Income Primary Care Settings Using Shared Decision Making $97,860 2012
Kevin Mills, Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Molecular Homologous Recombination Factor XRCC2 in B-Cell Genome Stability and Tumor Supression $79,696 2008
Leukemia, Lymphoma Genetic Chemotherapy: Inducing Leukemia and Lymphoma Cell Self Destruction $67,500 2010
Kin-Hoe Chow, PhD
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Brain, Molecular Assessing Therapeutic Potential of a New Drug ICG-001 in Glioblastoma $50,000 2013
Kyuson Yun, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Brain Validating S100A6 as a Novel Marker and Potential Therapeutic Target of Brain Cancer Stem Cells $80,000 2009
Brain, Molecular Notch Signaling in Medulloblastoma Initiation and Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance $90,000 2010
All FoxC2 Function in glioma stem cells and Vasculature $84,000 2012
Brain, Breast, Colon, Other, Pancreatic Development of Optimized Ex Vivo Organotypic Slice Culture Systems $164,686 2013
Leif Oxburgh, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Kidney FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? $178,409 2014
Leonard Shultz, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Leukemia, Molecular Mouse Models for Acute Myeloid Leukemia $169,834 2014
Liangru Contois
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Melanoma Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis $73,848 2012
Lindsay Shopland
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Lymphoma Chromatin Reorganization in Pro-B Cell Lymphoma Nuclei $74,180 2006
Lucy Liaw
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells $94,184 2011
Breast Reduction of breast cancer by the Notch signaling pathway $35,000 2006
Matthew Dugan
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Colon Evaluating MicroRNA's as Prognostic Determinants in Stage II Colon Cancer $78,000 2010
Melinda Molin, MD, Catherine MacDonald, RN and Gayle Hickok, RN
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Pilot Study of Post Breast Surgery Syndrome $9,292 2001
Michael Mason, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Screening Improved Cancer Detection through the use of Engineered Nanoparticle Bioconjugates $78,292 2009
All, Cellular, Molecular Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment $168,309 2014
Pancreatic, Screening Development of a Cancer Staging Tool Based on Viscoelastic and Spectrosphic Properties of Cystic Fluids $75,422 2012
Paul K. J. Han, MD, MA, MPH
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Lung Integrating Personalized Risk Information in Low-Dose CT (LDCT) Screening for Lung Cancer $100,000 2015
Peter C. Brooks, Ph.D
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Role of Cryptic Activation Site within B1 Integrins in Breast Tumor Growth $91,919 2010
Breast, Molecular Development of a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Treatment $169,861 2013
Pradeep Sathyanarayana, PhD
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Leukemia Inceptive Role of miR-199b in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $92,000 2011
Leukemia miR-590 - A Novel Candidate microRNA in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $168,906 2013
Robert Friesel
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Sprouty 4: a possible repressor of Id protein function in breast cancer $72,000 2007
Robert Gunderson, Ph. D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Molecular Protein Palmyitoylation: Examination and Characterization of the Protein Palitoyl-CoA Transferase Family of Dictyostelium $17,640 2003
Shaoguang Li
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Leukemia, Molecular The Role of Src Kinases in Regulation of Stem Cell Survival in CML $75,000 2006
Shuhua Bai, Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Lung Targeted SiRNA Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors in Lung Cancer Cells $69,000 2011
Lung Inhibition Of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 In Lung Cancer Cells By Selective Sirna Nanoparticles $48,300 2013
Susan Nesbit, M.S., O. T. R.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast The Impact of Chemotherapy on Memory in Women with Breast Cancer $5,074 2001
Tamara King
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Bone The Role of IL-6 Signaling in Cancer-induced Bone Pain $139,633 2012
Thomas Gridley, Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Leukemia Notch Signaling In A Mouse Model Of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia $50,000 2013
Tianzhi Yang Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Brain Anticancer Drug Delivery to Brain Using Cell Derived Exosome Nanovesicles $49,450 2013
Todd Vanderah
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid2 Receptor Agonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Proliferation $105,197 2011
William Gregory Feero, M.D., Ph.D.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
All, Cervical, Molecular Structured Care for Individuals at Risk for Familial Cancer Syndromes in a Family Medicine Residency $84,784 2015
Xijie Yu
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Cellular, Molecular Role of MicroRNA-10b in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Tumorigenesis and Progression $72,059 2009
Xuehui Yang, PhD.
Types of Cancer Title Amount Year
Breast The Role Of Spry1 And Spry4 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Differentiation And Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal $156,315 2013