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Cancer Research

At Maine Medical Center, we conduct medical research so that we can give you and your loved ones the best possible care, close to home. The ultimate goal of all our research is to develop evidence-based, best-practice approaches in cancer care for our patients.

Our scientists and clinicians work together in the fight against cancer, one of the most challenging medical issues of our time. In our laboratories, at the bedside, and in our community, our extensive medical research programs strive to improve patient care and outcomes by providing access to leading-edge treatment options and quality care. Our outstanding educational and research programs help attract and retain some of the nation’s top doctors and nurses, making MMC a better hospital.

Scientists and clinicians at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) conduct nationally competitive biomedical research at one of the largest hospital-based research centers in northern New England. MMCRI conducts innovative research across the full spectrum of biomedical research, bringing findings from the laboratory to the bedside, and taking insights from the bedside back to the lab. MMCRI researchers are working to develop new treatment and diagnostic tools, conduct clinical research trials, and study the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the community

Clinical trials test and compare new treatment and diagnostic tools against those typically in use today. Patients participating in clinical trials have access to the latest experimental treatments. For some patients, these experimental treatments can offer hope after standard treatments have failed. To learn more about clinical trials, visit the MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center

Maine Medical Center is a member of the MaineHealth System