Falmouth, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation has released $212,000 in grant funding for a two-year, state-wide “virtual clinical trial,” seeking to find effective drug treatments for triple-negative breast cancer patients. The study will focus on validating the use of xenomorphs or “Avatar Mice” for clinical drug trials, rather than traditional human subjects.
Mary's Walk and the Kerrymen Pub 5K are back again in 2014!
Don't miss your chance to help support the fight against cancer in Maine on March 16 in Saco, Maine. Don't forget, the first 300 registered Walkers and 300 registered Runners will receive a free event shirt!
Thank you! You can make your contribution online, or send in a check or money order to:
Maine Cancer Foundation
170 US Route 1, Suit 250
Falmouth, Maine 04105
We are re-starting our Trooper Plate auction on ebay:
Due to ebay selling limits, we will be offering the plates in small batches. Please visit our ebay profile and click the green "follow" button to stay updated as additional items are added.
Q. Please tell us about yourself.
I am a professor in the Biomedical Sciences department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England in Biddeford Maine. My interest in neuroscience developed during my undergraduate studies at Coe College in Iowa and was reinforced during my graduate studies at Texas A&M, where I obtained my Ph.D. studying the neuroscience of pain. Over the course of my career I have learned much about the neurobiology underlying pain.
Q. How did you become involved in cancer research?
With our grant distribution year completed, it's time take a look back and review what we have achieved in 2013!
First up, is our 2013 Annual Report. Please download a copy to learn about some of the 12 cancer research studies, 17 education & patient support programs and 30 oncology scholarships we provided in the past year.
Saco, Maine. The members of the Mary's Walk Committee and dozens of supporters met in downtown Saco on October 26th for the unveiling of a bronze memorial plaque dedicated to Mary's Walk and the Kerrymen Pub 5K.
Mayor Mark Johnston presented the plaque, praising Mary's Walk for creating a powerful community event that has brought an estimated 50,000 participants to the town and raised millions of dollars to fight cancer in it's 16-year history.
Also present were Saco Police Chief Brad Paul and the Director of Public Works Patrick Fox. "Mary's Walk is an event where our officers come back smiling," said Chief Paul.
Falmouth, Maine. October 23 – Maine Cancer Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Tara Hill, Executive Director, Maine Cancer Foundation. "We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including distributing over $1,268,000 in grants for cancer research, education and patient support programs- and all of it right here in Maine."
For the month of October, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all of Maine's State Troopers have been presenting a special "pink plate" on their vehicles.
These specialty plates, along with a certificate of authenticity provided by State Trooper Colonel Robert Williams and State Trooper Association President Sgt. Michael Edes, will be auctioned on Ebay, beginning on Friday, November 15th.
"These plates are one-of-a-kind," says Cullen McGough, Communications Director for the Foundation. "As far as we know, this is the first time a group of State Troopers has displayed cancer awareness plates. We've been receiving calls from across the country, and even from Europe, from collectors interested in buying one of these license plates."
Calling all grant applicants! November 1st is the deadline for our fall "Education & Patient Support" grant period.
Twice a year we accept applications to fund programs that support Maine cancer patients and their families by providing: