Maine Cancer Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for Oncology Nurses

Posted April 01, 2011, at 1:10 p.m.

Portland, Maine – Last week, twenty-five oncology nurses representing 11 facilities in six Maine counties received nearly $20,000 in scholarships from the Maine Cancer Foundation to attend the annual Oncology Nurse Society Congress in Boston in late April.  Attendance at this conference will ensure that participants will have the most up-to-date information available and give them the opportunity to collaborate with nurses from around the country.

Nurses from Waldo County General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Central Maine Medical Center, PenBay Healthcare, Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Southern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, Mercy Hospital, University of Southern Maine and Parkview Oncology are among the scholarship recipients.

“Maine Cancer Foundation is proud to support the education of medical providers who contribute to a high quality of care for cancer patients throughout Maine,” stated Tara Hill, Executive Director, Maine Cancer Foundation.

Since 1976, the Maine Cancer Foundation has supported cancer research, education and patient support programs throughout Maine. Dedicated to advancing the path to a cancer free future, all funds remain in Maine. For more information, visit www.mainecancer.org or call 773-2533, or toll free in Maine 1-866-627-2411.

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