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

Adherence & Its Importance – Presentation by Abhishek Patidar & Nikhil Batra

At the Virtual Patient Support Group Meeting organized by The Max Foundation and Friends of Max for CML & GIST…

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Non Compliance – Presentation by Milan Hakani & Shashikant Jakhade

The Max Foundation and Friends of Max organized a Virtual Patient Support Group for CML & GIST patients in Maharashtra…

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Patient Support Group Meeting for Mumbai

The Max Foundation and Friends of Max in association with Tata Memorial Hospital organized a Support Group Meeting for CML…

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Virtual Support Group Meeting for Maharashtra

The Max Foundation and Friends of Max organized a Virtual Support Group Meeting for CML & GIST patients on 21st…

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