Friends of Max is the largest support group of its kind in the world that caters to CML & GIST patients and caregivers

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What We Do

Our Patient Support Group Meetings are a means of building community resources and providing patients and caregivers with treatment-related information and emotional support. These gatherings, held in different cities and towns all over India, bring patients together and empower them by the sharing of and learning from each other’s experiences.
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Support Group Meetings since 2010





Hundreds of volunteers from different cities come together each year to support patients and caregivers at our meetings.

Who Are Friends of Max

Friends of Max is the Support Group Arm of The Max Foundation in India. It is a registered charitable trust whose members, including patients, caregivers and volunteers, carry out various patient-centric activities for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) Survivors.

Annual Report

Friends of Max | Annual Report 2020-21
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Host a Chai for Cancer Adda for your friends.

Our patient support group meetings are nothing short of a celebration – of life and the love that has created lifelong bonds amongst one another.

– Vijaylakshmi Venkatesh

Region Head, The Max Foundation
Chairperson & Managing Trustee, Friends of Max

Latest News & Activities

Guwahati Meeting-Report by Subhash Jain

At the Support Group Meeting held on 13 January 2023, for the CML & GIST patients at Gauhati Medical College…

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Patna Meeting-Report by Prashant Kumar

At the Support Group Meeting held on 4 March 2023, for the CML & GIST patients at AIIMS, Patna, organized…

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Chennai Meeting-Report by Saravanan Shanmugham

At the Support Group Meeting held on 25 February 2023, for the CML patients at Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai, organized…

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ACTREC Navi Mumbai-Report by Suresh Pawar

At the ACTREC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai Support Group Meeting for CML & GIST patients, organized by The Max Foundation for…

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