Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates

MaineGeneral’s Center for Prevention and Healthy Living will expand the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to reach adults due for colorectal screening working in partnership with MaineGeneral primary care practices with screening rates below the goal of 80%. 

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

A Novel System to Increase Colorectal Screenings and Ensure Compliance in a Targeted Subset of Patients at Mount Desert Island Hospital

Mount Desert Island Hospital (MDIH) proposes to utilize a novel electronic auditing tool to streamline the process of prompting, scheduling and delivering colorectal screenings to a targeted subset of our patients, with a goal to increase compliance for colorectal screenings by 10-20% in 2016.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Establishing a Patient Navigator Program at Mount Desert Island Hospital $161,614 Navigator Mount Desert Island Hospital
2016 A Novel System to Increase Colorectal Screenings and Ensure Compliance in a Targeted Subset of Patients at Mount Desert Island Hospital $7,481 Screening Mount Desert Island Hospital

Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) proposes enacting a provider reminder and recall system combined with Medical Assistant (MA) outreach efforts to increase the number and quality of colon cancer screenings in our service area.

PCHC will implement this evidence-based intervention by hiring a new MA to provide pre visit planning, population health management services, education and outreach.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall $100,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse $26,116 Prevention Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening $30,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Gaps-in-Care Cancer Screening $38,500 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants $164,000 Navigator Penobscot Community Health Care

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Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research

Research demonstrates that early cancer detection increases the chances that treatment will be successful and positively impacts patient outcomes.1 Research centers, including Maine Medical Center Research Institute, are utilizing blood components and body fluids for the investigation of novel cancer biomarkers, but the supply of these samples is inadequate to meet current and future research needs. The MMC BioBank has been distributing excess surgical tumor tissue in support of biomedical research for over 10 years.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2015 Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record Linked Data Resource: TREMR $191,230 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2015 Integrating Personalized Risk Information in Low-Dose CT (LDCT) Screening for Lung Cancer $100,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2015 Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research $199,830 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2014 FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? $178,409 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 Numb5 & Numb6 promote Invasive Behavior of Breast Cancer by Inducing Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition $49,989 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 The Role Of Spry1 And Spry4 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Differentiation And Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal $156,315 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 Development of a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Treatment $169,861 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 Notch Signaling In A Mouse Model Of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia $50,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 miR-590 - A Novel Candidate microRNA in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $168,906 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2011 Passport to Care $10,000 Navigator Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Targeting Stromal Cell Interactions to Reduce Prostate Cancer $81,175 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Heparin Binding Domain of IGFBP-2 $82,535 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Role of Cryptic Activation Site within B1 Integrins in Breast Tumor Growth $91,919 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2009 Functional Tests of PODXL's Contributions to Tumorigenesis $80,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2008 Genetic Model of TGFB Receptor-Dependent Supression of Prostate Cancer Metastasis $78,413 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2008 FGF-Mediated Tumor Growth Induced by Noth Signaling Inhibition $86,191 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2007 Sprouty 4: a possible repressor of Id protein function in breast cancer $72,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2007 Twist dimers as markers of tumor metastasis $73,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine

Overview:

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2015 Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine $199,940 Research Eastern Maine Medical Center
2012 Teleconference and Palliative Care Awareness for Rural Patients $5,000 Education Eastern Maine Medical Center

Structured Care for Individuals at Risk for Familial Cancer Syndromes in a Family Medicine Residency

We will develop and evaluate a patient-centered, primary care team based approach to identifying, evaluating, and managing individuals at high risk for cancer by virtue of family and personal health history.
 

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2015 Structured Care for Individuals at Risk for Familial Cancer Syndromes in a Family Medicine Residency $84,784 Research Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record Linked Data Resource: TREMR

The Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record linked data resource (TREMR) will contain data from Maine Medical Center’s (MMC) electronic medical record on patients with cancer in the MMC Tumor Registry. It will also contain regional population density, household income, race/ethnicity, and data on distance from health care providers.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2015 Tumor Registry Electronic Medical Record Linked Data Resource: TREMR $191,230 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2015 Integrating Personalized Risk Information in Low-Dose CT (LDCT) Screening for Lung Cancer $100,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2015 Creating a Centralized Biospecimen Resource for Cancer Research $199,830 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2014 FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? $178,409 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 Numb5 & Numb6 promote Invasive Behavior of Breast Cancer by Inducing Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition $49,989 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 The Role Of Spry1 And Spry4 In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Differentiation And Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal $156,315 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 Development of a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Treatment $169,861 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 Notch Signaling In A Mouse Model Of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia $50,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2013 miR-590 - A Novel Candidate microRNA in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $168,906 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2011 Passport to Care $10,000 Navigator Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Targeting Stromal Cell Interactions to Reduce Prostate Cancer $81,175 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Heparin Binding Domain of IGFBP-2 $82,535 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Role of Cryptic Activation Site within B1 Integrins in Breast Tumor Growth $91,919 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2009 Functional Tests of PODXL's Contributions to Tumorigenesis $80,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2008 Genetic Model of TGFB Receptor-Dependent Supression of Prostate Cancer Metastasis $78,413 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2008 FGF-Mediated Tumor Growth Induced by Noth Signaling Inhibition $86,191 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2007 Sprouty 4: a possible repressor of Id protein function in breast cancer $72,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2007 Twist dimers as markers of tumor metastasis $73,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

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