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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

New Horizons GIST meet 2020

I had a wonderful opportunity to attend the first ever virtual New Horizon GIST meet heldfor three days in the month of September 2020. Patient advocates and patient groupleaders from around the world came together virtually. There were 60 participants from 20countries with 10 speakers.

Patient Advocate of the Month – September 2020

Our Patient Advocates for the Month of September 2020 are Professor Subratanath Koner, FOM Trustee and his wife, Stuti Koner, FOM City Chapter Leaders from Kolkata. Prof. Koner is an alumnus of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. He grew

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World CML Day 2020 – Today Together, More Than Ever

Every 22nd September, the CML Advocates Network leads the World CML Day global awareness campaign. On this day, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients across the globe come together to raise awareness about our needs to the general public, policy makers, and medical professionals across the

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Virtual Support Group Meeting – FOM Bengaluru

Together we share and learn The Bengaluru CML and GIST Virtual Support Group meeting was held on 29th August 2020. The event was organised via Zoom app to assist CML patients in this COVID situation, around 100+ guests joined, where all the guests got the

Patient Advocate of the Month – August 2020

Our Patient Advocate for the month of August 2020 is FOM Treasurer / Trustee and City Chapter Leader from Mumbai – Sunder Krishnan. Sunder is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – under Information Systems Audit Control Association – ISACA USA and a

Patient Advocate of the Month – July 2020

Our Patient Advocate for the month of July 2020 is Rajat Mazumdar of FOM Kolkata, whom everyone fondly calls “Rajat Dada.” Dada is our senior, both in years and his CML diagnosis, having been diagnosed almost 18 years ago. Rajat Dada studied at the College

GIST Awareness Day – HOPE 2020

Our first Virtual Support Group Meeting was held on Sunday July 12th, 2020 to observe GIST Awareness Day and to honour the memory of our beloved Patient Leader & GIST Advocate -Nikhil Guhagarkar. We had patients, caregivers, physicians & advocates waiting to join the Zoom call

Patient Advocate of the Month (May 2020) – CFC Hosts

Our Patient Advocate for the month of May is a group of enthusiastic individuals who have helped support Chai for Cancer with their positive energies and hospitality. Our “Drink to A Cause” Chai for Cancer campaign is an awareness-creating and voluntary fundraising campaign directed at