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Posted on:
10/28/2014
"On behalf of The Jackson Laboratory and with much gratitude, I am forwarding to you the attached figure illustrating the cumulative, ten-year impact of the Maine Cancer Foundation's $1.9 million investment in cancer research. I am especially pleased to forward this summary on the heels of your visit to our expanded location in Farmington, Connecticut. As the Laboratory builds upon our tremendous history in genetics research in Maine and our progress in genomics, we remain committed to our mission and our ethos of collaboration, benefiting from integrated work across three locations.
Posted on:
10/27/2014

We've had an amazing year at Maine Cancer Foundation and we're excited to share some of the highlights from 2014:

Posted on:
10/22/2014

 

Cancer is the #1 killer of Mainers. Every year more than 9,000 Maine residents are diagnosed with cancer, and about 3,000 of them die.  Chances are that you know some of the victims.

We need better ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer – and eventually to prevent it.  A new Center for Biometric Analysis would give scientists important new tools for understanding human disease. The new facility would combine technicians, technology and operational capacity in a way that has not previously been possible in Maine.

Posted on:
10/18/2014

“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm

Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME

Posted on:
10/15/2014

Starting Wednesday, October 15 at 6 a.m. we will start our annual ‘Q’s Cans for a Cure‘ at the Maine Mall!

Posted on:
10/15/2014

By Diane Adamo-Cassellius

This past Saturday, the 6th grade Scarborough youth football team dedicated their game in honor of the fight against breast cancer. The team, led by coaches Chuck Granger, Pete Gambardella, George Keim, Steve Lilley, and Mike McGarry is not only taught the basic skills of football, but their coaches believe that it is critical to teach young boys about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, compassion, and trust.

Posted on:
10/01/2014

Create a Better Future for the Women in Our Lives
 
226,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and they deserve our full support. Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making a donation to the Women’s Cancer Fund at Maine Cancer Foundation.

Recommended Screening Guidelines:

Age 40: Yearly mammograms + Clinical Breast Exam
Age 20-30: Clinical breast exams every 3 years

Posted on:
09/29/2014

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