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Win a travel grant to UICC World Cancer Congress in Australia!

Win a travel grant to UICC World Cancer Congress in Australia!

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New Grant Opportunities for PCR Campaign Partners!

New Grant Opportunities for PCR Campaign Partners!

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Colors of Hope Art Collection Featured at the UW in Seattle

Colors of Hope Art Collection Featured at the UW in Seattle

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PCR Focus Group Report Released by Max

PCR Focus Group Report Released by Max

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I need your help: We only have 3 more days to make my birthday count

I am very grateful to those who have already supported my birthday fundraiser to end inequalities in global access to cancer treatment. We have raised 30 percent of our goal and with three days to go, I need all the help I can get. Please follow the link and support my birthday wish.

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Posted by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez on July 25, 2014 | Comments: 0



Update from Rising Sun 2014 in Penang, Malaysia

Each year patient advocates from across Asia convene for their Rising Sun meeting, an opportunity for advocates, physicians, partners, and leaders in the field to discuss the most important issues in CML.

This year's Rising Sun meeting, held June 26-28 in Penang, Malaysia, was a great success! It featured a range of sessions and discussions and provided opportunities for those affected by CML to join forces in the fight against CML in Asia and around the world. Beena, a Program Officer with The Max Foundation and one of the representatives from Friends of Max, attended the Rising Sun meeting this year. She shares with us her experience in Penang!

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Posted by Guest Blogger on July 23, 2014 | Comments: 0



I am donating my birthday to ending inequalities in global access to cancer treatment

I will be 56 years old this Monday, July 28th. “At my age” not only is having a birthday not so exciting anymore, but also, there is a feeling of impatience growing inside of me. Impatience for those who are quick to outline the problems, but offer no solution; impatience and unwillingness to accept the status quo that prevents many people from facing cancer with dignity and hope. A cancer diagnosis is a worthy opponent in the best of circumstances. Too many people, just too many, have absolutely no chance, only because the treatments are not available to them, and this is just not acceptable. 

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Posted by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez on July 21, 2014 | Comments: 1



Lessons learned from GIST Horizons 2014

In May, The Max Foundation participated in the GIST Horizons meeting near Zurich, Switzerland, a gathering of GIST advocates from around the world.  In total, the conference welcomed 44 GIST patient representatives from 28 countries and 32 organizations, alongside 14 GIST expert physicians. 

Global conferences of this nature are always an opportunity to learn from each other, as well as from the experts.  What were the key take-aways from the conference?  Read More to find out…

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Posted by Erin Schwartz on June 27, 2014 | Comments: 0



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