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Patient Support Groups: Helping Patients and their caregivers cope with the diagnosis of Cancer A diagnosis of cancer can bring out strong fears and anxieties in the affected family or social unit. While timely access to treatment and family support can go a long way

Patient Support Group Meeting @ Raipur 28 January

Report by FOM Volunteer Aakash Agrawal On 28th Jan’18, I attended Patient support camp meeting which was organized for CML and GIST survivors by MAX FOUNDATION and Friends of Max. It was held at the auditorium of Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. In this

GIST Patient Support Group Meeting @ 6 Jan 2018

Report by FOM Volunteer Rashmi Sachade On the first Saturday of the year (6 Jan 2018) The Max Foundation along with Tata Memorial Hospital arranged a delightful meeting for all the GIST patients in Mumbai. It was one of those Patient Support Group Meetings where

Patient Support Group Meeting @ Ahmedabad 6 Jan 2018

Report by FOM Volunteer Karan Vyas On 6 January 2018 CML and GIST patients support group meeting was held from 9 am to 4 pm at Lions Hall, near Mithakhali Charrasta, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. At the venue at around 8:30 am Viji Venkatesh, Friends of Max

New Horizons GIST Annual Conference (1-3 Oct 2017)

Report by Dr Nikhil Guhagarkar FOM Volunteer New Horizons GIST is an annual conference dedicated to the latest advances of GIST and it’s advocacy work. It is attended by GIST specialists, pharma company representatives and patient advocates from across the world. It was held from 1-3 October

Patient Support Group Meeting – Dharwad @ 19 Nov

Report by FOM Soumya The Max Foundation along with Dr. Prasad P Gunari’s initiative organised the Patient Support Group Meeting on Sunday 19th November 2017. This started off with the initial agenda set by Ashika where each FOM volunteers were assigned a list of survivors

Aurangabad Patient Support Group Meeting – 19 Nov

Report by FOM Pramod John George Aurangabad, known The City of Gates, was where we had our Friends of Max (FOM) patients support group meeting on 19 November 2017. A quiet city founded in 1610, it has its own share of traditional & archeological history.

New Horizons GIST Annual Conference (1-3 Oct 2017) Report

Report by Dr Nikhil Guhagarkar FOM Volunteer New Horizons GIST is an annual conference dedicated to the latest advances of GIST and it’s advocacy work. It is attended by GIST specialist, pharma company representatives and patient advocates from across the world. It was held from 1-3 October

The 6th National Conference: Teen & Young Adult Cancers

  Harshad Purandare (FOM Volunteer during the Conference at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, 2-3 Sept 2017) believes in “structured activism” at three levels:  Government, Societal & Institutional levels. Here is his Report: Teenage, Young and Adult – the most important phases of anyone’s life. All

Patient Support Group Meeting @ Indore (MP) 27 August

Report by FOM Volunteer Rishi Arora Sunday 27 August 2017 was a much awaited day for all M.P. FOM members – the 5th FOM Patient Support Group Meet in M.P. & the 4th of Indore. As per routine it is always very smooth and punctual.

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Life Raft Group USA launches new websites for GIST patients

The Life Raft Group USA, a GIST support group dedicated to finding a cure through research & patient support by focusing on three key areas: research, patient support & education, and advocacy, recently launched two new websites which all GIST patients are encouraged to register