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

2014 MCCM Patient Transportation Program Transportation $5,000

2014 Cancer Resource Advocate Support $48,291

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

2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears Research $172,512

2014 Ride to Health Transportation $5,000

2014 St. Mary's Mind-Body Program Survivorship $10,000

2014 FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? Research $178,409

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

2014 Genetic Testing for Primary Care Providers: Case-based Web Modules Education $49,220

2014 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer Survivor Program Survivorship $35,000

2014 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

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

2014 Cancer: There is Hope Here in Washington County Education $5,000

2014 Cancer Patients Transportation Program Transportation $8,000

2014 Outreach Program Support for Volunteer Hospice Service in Washington County Hospice $10,000

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

2013 Susan Donnell Konkel Student Scholarship Fund Award Scholarship $3,500

2013 Pink Aroostook Prevention $5,000

2013 Elder/Veterans Rides for Cancer Treatment & Support Transportation $10,000

2013 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2013 Volunteer Program Support Hospice $10,000

2013 Ride to Health Transportation $9,000

2013 Improving the Treament of Cancer Related Pain Education $22,540

2013 Middle School Cancer Awareness & Prevention Education $7,040

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

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

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

2013 Conquering Colon Cancer in Greater Franklin County Prevention $25,000

2013 Community Needs Assessment for Lung Cancer Support $3,113

2013 Maine Cancer Guest Navigation Program (MCGNP) Support $15,000

2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program Support $9,800

2013 Volunteer Hospice Services Hospice $10,000

2013 Adventure-based Support Program for Youth Support $4,000

2013 Transportation for Cancer Patients Transportation $10,000

2013 Endometrial Cancer & Obesity: A Survivorship Program Survivorship $10,000

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

2013 Cytometric Profiling Of The Non-Malignant Leukocytes In Patients With CLL: Addition Of A Control Group Research $49,900

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

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

2013 Lung Cancer Screening Shared Decision-Making Screening $25,536

2013 Investing In Maine's Future through Public Health, Education and Advocacy Prevention $25,000

2013 Healthy Aroostook: Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program Education $26,762

2013 Patient Transportation Assistance Program Transportation $10,000

2013 Oncology Professional Scholarship Program Scholarship $30,000