Research Grant Recipients

Each year, Maine Cancer Foundation provides funding for a wide variety of cancer research efforts. Our grant review committee selects the most promising new work in Maine to be funded. Individual research grants range between $50,000 - $200,000, depending on the scope of the work. For more information about applying for a cancer research grant, please visit our grant submission guidelines.

Year Issuedsort ascending Title Grant Amount Given Grant 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

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

2015 Creating a Statewide Tissue Banking Network to Promote Cancer Research in Maine $199,940 Research Eastern Maine Medical Center

2014 A Slice of Life: The Search for Variation in Brain Tumors $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears $172,512 Research University of Maine

2014 FOXD1: The Key to Kidney Tumors? $178,409 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2014 A Secondary Syndrome: Acute Myeloid Leukemia $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Are Micro RNAs the Key to Stopping Lung Cancer? $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Mouse Models for Acute Myeloid Leukemia $169,834 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2014 Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment $168,309 Research University of Maine

2013 Development of Optimized Ex Vivo Organotypic Slice Culture Systems $164,686 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2013 Defining Susceptibility To Transformation By Epigenetic Landscape $49,999 Research The Jackson Laboratory

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

2013 Assessing Therapeutic Potential of a New Drug ICG-001 in Glioblastoma $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

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 Inhibition Of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 In Lung Cancer Cells By Selective Sirna Nanoparticles $48,300 Research Husson University

2013 Anticancer Drug Delivery to Brain Using Cell Derived Exosome Nanovesicles $49,450 Research Husson University

2013 Development of a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Treatment $169,861 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2013 Cytometric Profiling Of The Non-Malignant Leukocytes In Patients With CLL: Addition Of A Control Group $49,900 Research Eastern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care

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 The Maine Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study $212,601 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2012 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis $82,843 Research University of Maine

2012 Improving Colorectal Cencer Screenings in Low-Income Primary Care Settings Using Shared Decision Making $97,860 Research Maine Medical Center

2012 The Role of IL-6 Signaling in Cancer-induced Bone Pain $139,633 Research University of New England

2012 FoxC2 Function in glioma stem cells and Vasculature $84,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

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

2012 New Models for Lung Cancer Research $199,036 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2012 Development of a Cancer Staging Tool Based on Viscoelastic and Spectrosphic Properties of Cystic Fluids $75,422 Research University of Maine

2011 Targeted SiRNA Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors in Lung Cancer Cells $69,000 Research Husson University

2011 FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation $86,877 Research Maine Medical Center

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

2011 The Molecular Structor of Arm 1 $73,087 Research Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health

2011 Imaging Glicoma Stem Cell Dynamics in Vivo $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2011 Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid2 Receptor Agonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Proliferation $105,197 Research University of New England

2011 Functional Analysis of Foxq1's Role in Tumor Vascularization $75,823 Research Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

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

2011 Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells $94,184 Research Maine Medical Center

2011 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression $73,039 Research Maine Medical Center

2010 Evaluating MicroRNA's as Prognostic Determinants in Stage II Colon Cancer $78,000 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2010 Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories $80,000 Research University of Maine

2010 Notch Signaling in Medulloblastoma Initiation and Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

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 MicroRNA Expression during Lung Tumor Progression $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2010 Role of Cryptic Activation Site within B1 Integrins in Breast Tumor Growth $91,919 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2010 Genetic Chemotherapy: Inducing Leukemia and Lymphoma Cell Self Destruction $67,500 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2009 Validating S100A6 as a Novel Marker and Potential Therapeutic Target of Brain Cancer Stem Cells $80,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2009 Improved Cancer Detection through the use of Engineered Nanoparticle Bioconjugates $78,292 Research University of Maine

2009 Functional Tests of PODXL's Contributions to Tumorigenesis $80,000 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2009 Predicting Quality of Life Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment $45,295 Research Maine Medical Center

2009 Role of MicroRNA-10b in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Tumorigenesis and Progression $72,059 Research Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health

2008 FGF-Mediated Tumor Growth Induced by Noth Signaling Inhibition $86,191 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2008 Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms $73,552 Research University of Maine

2008 Genetic Model of TGFB Receptor-Dependent Supression of Prostate Cancer Metastasis $78,413 Research Maine Medical Center Research Institute

2008 Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Bone Cancer $81,995 Research University of New England

2008 Development Genomics of Lung Cancer $79,524 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2008 Homologous Recombination Factor XRCC2 in B-Cell Genome Stability and Tumor Supression $79,696 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2007 Array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization of Circulation Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer Patients Before & During Treatment $80,000 Research Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
2007 RECQL4 Protein-Protein Interactions in Human Osteosarcoma Cell Lines $71,000 Research Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
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

2006 Chromatin Reorganization in Pro-B Cell Lymphoma Nuclei $74,180 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2006 Molecular Predictors of Iressa Response in Lung Cancer Patients $68,241 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2006 The Role of Src Kinases in Regulation of Stem Cell Survival in CML $75,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2006 Reduction of breast cancer by the Notch signaling pathway $35,000 Research Maine Medical Center

2006 Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells $76,206 Research University of Maine

2005 A Gene Expression Study for the Hormone Independent Growth Transition of Ovarian Cancer Cells in vivo $20,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2004 Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer $45,745 Research University of Maine

2004 Molecular Markers of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $70,500 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2004 Malignant Ovarian Granulose Cell Teumorigenesis $37,165 Research The Jackson Laboratory

2003 Molecular Indicators of Prognosis and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer $60,700 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2003 Parent-of-Origin Genetics in a Model of Ovarian Ganulosa Cell Tumorigenesis $35,500 Research The Jackson Laboratory

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

2001 Cancer Treatment Outcome Data $50,000 Research Maine Comprehensive Cancer Care

2001 Cancer Genetics Research $87,000 Research Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
2001 The Impact of Chemotherapy on Memory in Women with Breast Cancer $5,074 Research University of New England

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