Maine Cancer Foundation awards more than $1 million in grants

Posted Aug. 02, 2011, at 7:32 p.m.

FALMOUTH, Maine — Maine Cancer Foundation, an independent statewide nonprofit, has distributed more than $1 million in grants to organizations throughout the state during the past year.

Ten grants totaling $830,300 were awarded to cancer research projects in Maine. After a competitive, peer-review process, 10 proposals were selected from the 19 requests for funding the foundation received.

Scientists at Husson University, Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health, Maine Medical Center, MDI Biological Lab, The Jackson Laboratory, and University of New England will use the funds to study the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer.

The foundation also awarded more than $165,000 to 22 education and patient support programs that promote prevention and early detection programs as well as support initiatives that help cancer patients during and after treatment.

An additional $23,000 funded educational scholarships for health care professionals including oncology nurses, radiation therapists and student researchers.

For information, visit www.mainecancer.org or call 773-2533.

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/08/02/health/maine-cancer-foundation-awards-more-than-1-million-in-grants/ printed on July 30, 2014