2017 Colorectal Cancer Screening Grant Awards Announced!

We are pleased to announce the recipients of Maine Cancer Foundation's recent grants to increase and improve colorectal cancer screenings in Maine.  Four organizations received a combined total of $344,025 over two years.

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Maine. Screening for colorectal cancer can help prevent the disease by detecting precancerous cells or growths (polyps) in the colon and rectum so they can be removed. It also can detect colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most successful in lowering the risk of dying from colon cancer.



Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County: One-by-One-Colorectal Cancer Screening and Navigation

Amount awarded: $99,832


MaineGeneral Medical Center: 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project

Amount awarded: $99,627


Penobscot Community Health Care: Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall

Amount awarded: $100,000


Waldo General Hospital: Waldo Screen to Save

Amount awarded: $44,566

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Friday, March 31, 2017