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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.

Life Raft Group 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

GIST Awareness Day Meet 8 July

Report by FOM Volunteer Dr Nikhil Guhagarkar On Saturday the 8th July 2017, The Max Foundation arranged a grand celebration of GIST Awareness Day (GAD) for its Support Group Arm Friends of Max at the Lecture Hall, Rustom Choksi Auditorium, TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. It

Mumbai Patient Group Meet @ 7 May

Report by FOM Volunteer Divya Kumar Jotwani It all started with an SMS. In the month of April, my phone buzzed with a message for a special invitation. It was the time for the annual gathering where we meet our old friends and meet new

A Ray Of Hope: Pune Regional Meet 9 April

Report by Krishnadas Dhake Sundays are always looked forward to, but the Sunday of 9th April 2017 was awaited more eagerly as it was FOM’s Regional Meet in Pune. The meet took place at IMA Hall on Tilak Road in Shukrawar Peth. This Meet provides

Bihar Regional Meet (2 April): “I found another family”

– A touching testimony by Nitesh Kumar Verma “Myself Nitesh — patient of CML, from Ara, Bihar. “I attend the seminar in Patna, Bihar, on 2nd April. We learn many things in this seminar. Firstly, we met with a graceful woman Viji Venkatesh, called Amma.

Meet at St John’s Medical College Hospital – Bangalore

Report by FOM Volunteer Soumya FOM participated in a Patient Support Group Meeting organised by St John’s Medical College Hospital (Bangalore) at their auditorium on 25 February 2017. This started with a kick-off meeting which happened at Das Prakash Hotel on 26 January with the initial

GIST Patient Support Group Meeting – Mumbai

Report by FOM Nandini Dabbir On 18th Feb, a bright and sunny day at Mumbai, the GIST Patient Support Group meeting was organized by Max Foundation along with Tata Memorial Hospital. The meeting started with the introduction of Max India by Priyanka Kandalgaokar. A short