News

The Max Foundation is pleased to announce partnerships, events, and upcoming initiatives. As well, we are glad to share news articles that spotlight our work around the world.

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Announcements

  • Access to accurate diagnostics is a major challenge for many cancer patients in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Max Foundation Senior Program Manager, Erin Lindsay Schneider, saw this situation firsthand when she visited the National Medical Center in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in March this year. In speaking with the doctors there, she learned that there were many patients clinically presenting with symptoms of CML, but diagnostic testing for CML patients is not available in the country. When Erin Lindsay learned that patients in Tajikistan lacked access to diagnostic testing locally, she informed Dr. Mirzovali, The Max Foundation physician partner in Tajikistan, about the diagnostic program, dubbed “Spot On CML”, which would provide an access pathway for patients in critical need of diagnostics.

  • In 2017 The Max Foundation, through its subsidiary MaxAid, and Novartis have renewed their commitment to patients by launching CMLPath to Care™ a new collaboration aimed at providing humanitarian access to treatment for CML and other rare cancers for those patients for whom no other form of local treatment access exists today. CMLPath to Care consists of humanitarian product donations and funding support from Novartis to Max, and an innovative new distribution model developed and implemented by Max and its international distributor, under the Max Access Solution umbrella.

  • The Max Foundation and Tanner Pharma Group have partnered to create an innovative distribution model to deliver oncology products to patients in need.

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In the Media

Featured Media

Dignity & Hope in the Face of Cancer: An interview with The Max Foundation

The Max Foundation’s CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, and Senior Program Manager, Ann Kim Novakowski, join Oncology Central for an interview about how our unique approach to treatment access allows cancer patients around the world the opportunity to live beyond their cancer.

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Watch the Complete Interview

The Story of You: A Conversation With Tony Leo & Pat Garcia-Gonzalez

The Max Foundation’s CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez chats with Tony Leo, a patient and singer-songwriter. Tony wrote the song, You, inspired by Max’s legacy and The Max Foundation’s mission.

Watch Pat and Tony’s Conversation

Viji Venkatesh Interview with Lee Callahan

South Asia Region Head Viji Venkatesh recently discussed Chai for Cancer USA on Jack FM. Listen to Viji share how people across the USA are hosting parties to raise funds for diagnostic testing in India.

Listen to Viji’s interview

Stories of Survival – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Africa

In Africa, cancer may seem like a death sentence. But these patients are facing their chronic myeloid leukemia with dignity and hope.

Watch the Stories of Survival video

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The GIPAP Program Detailed in the ASCO Journal of Global Oncology

 

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Global Oncology has published a special article looking at the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP), authored by our CEO Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, MS, and others.

Read the Article About the Story Behind GIPAP

The Unexpected Bonds of Cancer: Max, Pat, and Fan’s Interconnected Stories

Pat and FanIn this intimate story, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Max’s step-mom and CEO of The Max Foundation, is interviewed by cancer-survivor, advocate, and friend, Fan, to share Max’s story and legacy. Pat reveals how the loss of Max as a person helped drive the creation of The Max Foundation in order to help people around the world face cancer with dignity and hope.

Listen to Max’s Story Shared by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez