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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Get Involved


No amount is too less to help a cancer patient.


Spread the word about cancer support in your community.


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

FOM World CML Day 2021 Survey – Analysis

As part of its World CML Day 2021 activities, Friends of Max created a simple survey whose main objective was…

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FOM World CML Day 2021 Survey & Virtual Gathering – Report

This year, World CML Day (22nd September) marks the 20th anniversary of the approval of the first targeted therapy in…

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Virtual Support Group Meeting for Rajasthan – Report by Shaila Bhandari

I feel glad and honoured to be able to share a few thoughts about Friends of Max’s Virtual Support Group…

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Virtual Support Group Meeting for GIST Awareness Day – Report by Vasamvada Shukla

The pandemic could not dampen the spirit of Friends of Max and The Max Foundation team, the patients and the…

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