Methods and Diagnostics for Cancer Detection and Treatment Monitoring

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Methods and Diagnostics for Cancer Detection and Treatment Monitoring $375,000 Screening University of New England
2013 The Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor in Regulating Cancer Proliferation in Vitro and In Vivo $50,000 Research University of New England
2013 Improving the Treament of Cancer Related Pain $22,540 Education University of New England
2012 Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes $55,936 Research University of New England
2012 The Role of IL-6 Signaling in Cancer-induced Bone Pain $139,633 Research University of New England
2011 Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid2 Receptor Agonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Proliferation $105,197 Research University of New England
2008 Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Bone Cancer $81,995 Research University of New England
2002 Occupational Therapy Education $5,000 Education University of New England
2001 The Impact of Chemotherapy on Memory in Women with Breast Cancer $5,074 Research University of New England

General Operating Support

The mission of Sarah's House is to provide temporary lodging in a comfortable "home away from home" environment to cancer patients (and their caregivers) receiving treatments at Cancer Care. We serve a vast area for cancer treatment, and convenient lodging is essential for these people. At Sarah's House, we provide not only an affordable place to stay, but a supportive and caring atmosphere centered around hope and healing. Referred guests are served with integrity and respect and without regard to financial resources.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

General Operating Support

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Mission: Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) convenes and supports people, organizations, and communities to collaborate on quality of life and public health issues.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 General Operating Support $50,000 Prevention Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

General Operating Support

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center addresses the needs of cancer patients to live functioning lives and the needs of patients’ families and caregivers through support and education.  Our organization provides the numerous resources that are frequently needed through all stages of cancer: patient navigators, transportation services, healthy lifestyle assistance, group support, stress reduction assistance, and patient educational materials.  

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 General Operating Support $15,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2017 Access to Cancer Treatment $7,500 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2016 Access to Cancer Treatment $15,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2015 Access To Cancer Treatment $7,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program $9,800 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2011 Funding for Program Coordinator Position $10,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2010 Housing Assistance for Cancer Patients in Hancock and Washington Counties $5,520 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2008 Committee To Tackle Cancer Issues in Washington County $2,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2006 Support Grant $2,200 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Support Grant $1,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Real Life Science: Conversations on Cancer Research and Coping with Scientists from Jackson Lab $700 Education Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

General Operating Support

Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 General Operating Support $50,000 Prevention Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2017 One-by-One, CRC Screening and Navigation Project $99,832 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2015 Conquering Cancer in Franklin County $6,500 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2015 Tobacco Free Franklin $199,976 Prevention Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2015 Franklin's Navigator Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening $164,000 Navigator Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2013 Conquering Colon Cancer in Greater Franklin County $25,000 Prevention Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2012 Conquering Cancer in Greater Franklin County $10,000 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2008 Cancer Education in Franklin County $10,000 Education Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2003 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign $5,000 Education Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County

Caring Connections Patient Navigator

Caring Connections, a cooperative program of the Bangor Region YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center, will add a full-time Patient Navigator to expand our capabilities, providing greater outreach and navigation to women who qualify for our free breast and cervical screening program. The Patient Navigator will help us increase our ability to attend appointments and provide support to people with a cancer diagnosis, including those with cancers specific to men.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Caring Connections Patient Navigator $110,386 Navigator Caring Connections

Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County

Our goal is to develop a comprehensive system for cancer navigation from prevention and early detection through diagnostics, treatment, survivorship and palliative care /hospice.  We plan to hire an oncology navigator to ensure there is coordination between all levels of care and in particular develop a system of navigation in two major areas where we have a gap in services – oral chemotherapy navigation and survivorship navigation.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project $99,627 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2017 Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County $161,562 Navigator MaineGeneral Health
2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates $29,937 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2012 Cancer Screening Navigator Program $25,000 Screening MaineGeneral Health
2010 Move More exercise $5,000 Education MaineGeneral Health
2008 "No Polyp, No Cancer" Program Funding $10,000 Education MaineGeneral Health

Patient Navigation Program

Through this three-year grant, PBMC will develop and implement a new comprehensive Cancer Patient Navigator Program to expedite the time between an abnormal finding and treatment, thus improving patient health outcomes and reducing cancer mortalities. Grant funds will help support the salary and training of one full-time Cancer Patient Navigator to work collaboratively with patients, families and providers across PBMC, MaineHealth (MH) and beyond to ensure timely care for newly-diagnosed patients.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Patient Navigation Program $161,388 Navigator Pen Bay Medical Center
2012 Oncology Clinical Research Center $20,000 Clinical Trial Pen Bay Medical Center
2011 Common Journey | Support for Women with Cancer $4,000 Support Pen Bay Medical Center

Lung Screening Navigator Enhanced with Tracking and Reporting Software System

A permanent Lung Screening Navigator combined with specialized lung cancer screening tracking and reporting software will help eliminate barriers to timely cancer screening, help navigate the patient through complicated healthcare systems, act as the liaison between patient and healthcare provider, with an ultimate goal of detecting lung cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. Fulfillment of this role will support the increase in number of high risk patients screened with LDCT as well as smoking cessation rates.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Lung Screening Navigator Enhanced with Tracking and Reporting Software System $164,000 Navigator Central Maine Medical Center
2011 Nutritional Counseling $10,000 Support Central Maine Medical Center
2008 Palliative Care $4,000 Training Central Maine Medical Center
2005 Young Survivors $4,000 Support Central Maine Medical Center

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