Pen Bay receives $160,000 for cancer patient navigator program

Oct 11, 2017

Falmouth — Maine Cancer Foundation Oct. 11 announced its most recent funding awards totaling $1,572,000 to be distributed to 12 organizations throughout the state. Grant awards are given to Maine-based nonprofit organizations working to further the MCF mission to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine. This round of funding supports patient navigation, HPV vaccination efforts, operational needs of selected partners, and a breast cancer detection diagnostic tool.

Among those receiving grants was Pen Bay Medical Center, which was awarded $161,388 for its patient navigator program. Patient navigators work individually with cancer patients and community members to help them access prevention information, appropriate screenings and logistical support to access the best possible care.

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