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New Horizons GIST Meet 2016

I had the good fortune of attending the New Horizons GIST meet in Sitges, Barcelona Spain in May 18-21 2016. It was a proud moment for me to represent FOM in the meet!  Also attending the meet from India was Viji Venkatesh  head of South

6’th Annual SPAEN Conference

Proud to represent Friends of Max in the 6’th Annual SPAEN (Sarcoma Patients Euronet) in November 2015 in Chantilly, Paris. Sarcoma Patients EuroNet Association (SPAEN), the European Network ofSarcoma, GIST and Desmoid Patient Advocacy Groups, was founded in April 2009 with the aim of extending

Miami Report 2015

New Horizons GIST 2015 was held in Miami from 15-17th May 2015. The aim of the meet is to improve Global understanding of GIST ,its treatment  and Advocacy.

GIST Awareness Day

The Max Foundation and Friends of Max constantly strive to create awareness regarding cancer. We now have another opportunity to do the same. The 13th of July is celebrated as GIST (GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumor) Awareness Day (GAD)


Pictures from our recent GIST Support Group Meetings

Our Lord works in mysterious ways

My dear brothers & sisters at Friends of Max ! My name is Piyush Roy and I am 43 years old. I am from Pune – Maharashtra. Today I am here to give my testimony and proclaim my faith in God so that others may

Impact of GLIVEC on my health

I was diagnosed with secondary metastatic liver disease in November 1999, while I had been admitted to and treated at Jaslok Hospital for acute jaundice, under Doctor Sh. Vijay Haribhakti. After twenty days in hospital and undergoing long and painful histopathology tests, I was released.