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 Titlesort descending Category Amount
2015 Conquering Cancer in Franklin County Screening $6,500

2012 Conquering Cancer in Greater Franklin County Screening $10,000

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

2015 Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research Research $199,830

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

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

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

2016 Developing Systems to Increase Colorectal Screening Rates through Patient Identification Screening $29,848

2008 Development Genomics of Lung Cancer Research $79,524

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

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

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

2001 Discovery Weekend Support $5,336

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

2016 Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation across the Continuum of Care Navigator $164,000

2015 Early Access Patient Navigator Navigator $164,000

2015 Early Detection of Lung Cancer Screening $15,000

2006 Education Grant Education $5,000
2008 Education Grant Education $1,200
2003 Education Grant Education $4,600

2004 Education Grant Education $15,000
2004 Education Grant Education $10,000
2005 Education Grant Education $5,000
2013 Elder/Veterans Rides for Cancer Treatment & Support Transportation $10,000

2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants Navigator $164,000

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

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

2017 Establishing a Patient Navigator Program at Mount Desert Island Hospital Navigator $161,614

2010 Evaluating MicroRNA's as Prognostic Determinants in Stage II Colon Cancer Research $78,000
2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program Support $9,800

2009 Exercise Program For Cancer Patients Treatment $3,500

2013 Expanding Cancer Telegenetics to Serve Five Maine Counties Prevention $30,000

2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall Screening $100,000

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

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

2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates Screening $29,937

2015 Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care Screening $49,899

2007 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2008 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2014 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2009 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2011 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2012 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2013 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2005 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500