In 2015, the Woodcock (formerly Partridge) Foundation, a John and Polly Guth Charitable Fund, gave $250,000 for research at EMMC Cancer Care. The Woodcock Foundation challenged EMMC to raise an additional $250,000 per designated period and pledged to match each $250,000 up to a total of $1.25 million. Your support will help us meet our goal by expanding our clinical research program and building further collaboration between scientists and EMMC physicians.

This year, nearly 9,000 Mainers will hear the terrifying words, “you have cancer.” As a donor to EMMC Cancer Care, you know that your gift makes a difference to these patients. Did you know that you are also helping future generations— not just in Maine but far beyond its borders? Promising discoveries are being made in oncology research, helping to shape how we understand prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. In early 2017, EMMC joined the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) Clinical Collaborative which allows our physicians to work closely with Dana Farber physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of common patients. We are proud to contribute to the global fight against cancer, right here in Maine.

A gift to research at EMMC Cancer Care helps EMMC meet the Woodcock match and supports:

  • Clinical trials: Currently, 44 adult and 32 pediatric oncology trials are available, bringing new, leading-edge treatments to Brewer so patients of all ages can stay closer to home.
  • EMMC BioBank: A program that allows patients to donate tissue samples for research. More than 200 patients contribute to the BioBank every year.


Your support of these EMMC Foundation initiatives will help us meet the goal of the Woodcock Fund challenge grant:
EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge
EMMC Foundation Annual Fund

Click here for our printable 2017 EMMC Cancer Appeal