Our Grant Recipients

Maine Cancer Foundation is proud to be serving the people of Maine in the fight against cancer.

Several times a year we issue a "Request for Proposals" or RFP in one or more service areas that support cancer screening, prevention, research or patient services. Volunteer review committees, drawn from experts in each discipline, review and score the proposals we receive. Finally, our Board of Directors approves the funding and the grants are issued.

We periodically review and communicate with our grant recipients to better understand what the people of Maine need, and how to improve our fight against cancer.

Cancer Type:

All Cervical Leukemia Molecular Skin
Bone Cellular Lung Other Testicular
Brain Colon Lymphedema Ovarian Thyroid
Breast Colorectal Lymphoma Pancreatic Prostate

Service Area:

Beacon Fund Hospice Research Survivorship
Clinical Trial Navigator Scholarship Professional Training
Donor Match Nutrition Screening Transportation
Education Prevention Support Treatment


All Grants:

Year Project Title Category Amount
2010 MicroRNA Expression during Lung Tumor Progression Research $90,000

2010 Emotional Support for Men with Terminal Prostate Cancer Education $10,000

2010 Housing Assistance for Cancer Patients in Hancock and Washington Counties Support $5,520

2010 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $3,500

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

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

2010 Skin Cancer Educational Campaign Education $8,000

2010 Nutritional Counseling For Cancer Patients Nutrition $4,800

2010 Patient Navigator Program Navigator $6,465

2010 Bereavement Support Hospice $7,500

2010 Patient Interviews for Developing Regional Oncology Plan Support $5,000

2009 Transportation To Care Transportation $5,000

2009 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2009 Oncology Nurse Certification Exam Prep. Course Scholarship $5,000

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

2009 Functional Tests of PODXL's Contributions to Tumorigenesis Research $80,000

2009 Exercise Program For Cancer Patients Treatment $3,500

2009 Role of MicroRNA-10b in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Tumorigenesis and Progression Research $72,059

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

2009 Expansion of the Bereavement Program into Washington County Hospice $5,000

2009 Connecting to Cancer Care Transportation $8,000

2009 Breast Cancer Exercise Program Education $3,500

2009 Door-to-Door Cancer Prevention Screening $10,000

2009 Expansion of the Maine Buddy Program Support $6,000

2009 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $7,500

2009 Sustaining the "Support Service Fund" for Breast Cancer Support $7,500

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

2008 Support Grant Support $5,000

2008 Connecting to Cancer Care Transportation $10,000

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

2008 Development Genomics of Lung Cancer Research $79,524

2008 Colorectal Cancer Screenings Screening $6,839
2008 Nutritional Counseling For Cancer Patients Nutrition $7,000

2008 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $10,000

2008 Education Grant Education $1,200
2008 Homologous Recombination Factor XRCC2 in B-Cell Genome Stability and Tumor Supression Research $79,696

2008 Committee To Tackle Cancer Issues in Washington County Support $2,500

2008 Cancer Education in Franklin County Education $10,000

2008 Local Cancer Support on Deer Isle Support $2,500

2008 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2008 Cancer Conference Education $5,000
2008 Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Bone Cancer Research $81,995

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

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

2008 Prostate Cancer Retreats Screening $5,000