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
2011 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2011 Tender Living Care Support $10,000

2011 Lakes Region Transportation Program Transportation $6,000

2011 Common Journey | Support for Women with Cancer Support $4,000

2011 Caring Connections Support $10,000

2011 Increase Immigrant Screening Screening $8,011

2011 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression Research $73,039

2011 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $5,000

2011 Your Skin Is In Program Prevention $10,000

2011 Funding for Program Coordinator Position Support $10,000

2011 Support Grant Support $10,000

2011 Keep Franklin County Healthy Campaign Education $10,000

2011 New Leaf Program Survivorship $4,000

2011 Transport to Care Transportation $7,500

2011 Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid2 Receptor Agonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Proliferation Research $105,197

2011 FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation Research $86,877

2011 Targeted SiRNA Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors in Lung Cancer Cells Research $69,000

2011 Imaging Glicoma Stem Cell Dynamics in Vivo Research $90,000

2011 Bereavement Services Hospice $10,000

2011 Passport to Care Navigator $10,000

2011 Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells Research $94,184

2010 Support Grant Support $10,000

2010 Move More exercise Education $5,000

2010 Evaluating MicroRNA's as Prognostic Determinants in Stage II Colon Cancer Research $78,000
2010 Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories Research $80,000

2010 Childhood Cancer Camp Sunshine Grant Support $1,500

2010 Lake Region Transportation Program Transportation $6,000

2010 Connecting to Cancer Care Transportation $10,000

2010 Notch Signaling in Medulloblastoma Initiation and Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance Research $90,000

2010 Targeting Stromal Cell Interactions to Reduce Prostate Cancer Research $81,175

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 Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Heparin Binding Domain of IGFBP-2 Research $82,535

2010 MicroRNA Expression during Lung Tumor Progression Research $90,000

2010 Bereavement Support Hospice $7,500

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

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

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