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
2012 Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes Research $55,936

2012 Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis Research $73,848

2012 "There is Hope Here In Washington County" Conference Education $5,000

2012 Maine Buddy Program Support $4,000

2011 Cancer Resource Binder Education $6,500

2011 Nutritional Counseling Support $10,000

2011 Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Prevention $20,000

2011 Radiation Therapy Education Education $3,800

2011 Support Service Fund for Breast Cancer Assistance Support $7,500

2011 The Molecular Structor of Arm 1 Research $73,087

2011 Inceptive Role of miR-199b in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research $92,000

2011 Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes Research $71,029

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 Functional Analysis of Foxq1's Role in Tumor Vascularization Research $75,823

2011 Communicating Risk Education $9,413

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 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 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

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

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