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
2005 Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Project Screening $1,100

2005 Support Grant Support $5,000
2005 Education Grant Education $5,000
2005 Support Grant Support $1,500

2005 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2005 Support Grant Support $25,000
2005 Real Life Science: Conversations on Cancer Research and Coping with Scientists from Jackson Lab Education $700

2005 Mammogram Treatment $22,000
2004 Education Grant Education $15,000
2004 Molecular Markers of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer Research $70,500
2004 Support Grant Support $15,000
2004 Radiation Therapy Education Education $1,700
2004 Malignant Ovarian Granulose Cell Teumorigenesis Research $37,165

2004 Support Grant Support $10,075
2004 Education Grant Education $10,000
2004 Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer Research $45,745

2003 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Education $5,000

2003 Cancer Patient Support Program Education $20,000

2003 Parent-of-Origin Genetics in a Model of Ovarian Ganulosa Cell Tumorigenesis Research $35,500

2003 Support Grant Support $5,000
2003 Education Grant Education $4,600

2003 Protein Palmyitoylation: Examination and Characterization of the Protein Palitoyl-CoA Transferase Family of Dictyostelium Research $17,640

2003 Financial Assistance for Unmet Needs of Breast Cancer Patients Support $10,000

2003 Professional Education for Radiation Therapy Students Education $1,665

2003 Molecular Indicators of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer Research $60,700
2002 2002 Grant Totals Other $176,111

2002 lymphedema Treatment $9,292
2002 Occupational Therapy Education Education $5,000
2001 Radiation Therapy Education Education $1,665
2001 The Impact of Chemotherapy on Memory in Women with Breast Cancer Research $5,074

2001 Pilot Study of Post Breast Surgery Syndrome Research $9,292

2001 Discovery Weekend Support $5,336

2001 Cancer Treatment Outcome Data Research $50,000

2001 Ronald J . Carroll, M.D. Lecture Fund at Maine Medical Center Education $10,000

2001 Cancer Genetics Research Research $87,000
2001 The New Biology at USM Education $1,230

2000 2000 Grant Totals Other $109,829

1999 1999 Grant Totals Other $38,065

1998 UMaine Law School Seminar "Genetic Information: Who owns it and who should have access to it?" Education

1998 Grant Totals 1998 Other $15,713

1997 1997 Grant Totals Other $47,357

1996 1996 Grant Totals Other $35,049

1995 1995 Grant Totals Other $36,151

1989 Cancer Genetics and Familial Predisposition Project Screening

1989 USM Senior College Course "Molecular Genetics - the New Biology" Education