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On World Cancer Day 2020, we are reflecting on what progress means to us

For the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, we asked our global team members, physicians, patients, caregivers, and advocates to share what progress in cancer care means to them. [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oU9SvmhtQM'] [epq-quote align="align-center"]Progress means all cancer patients get the treatment they deserve.[/epq-quote] World Cancer Day, celebrated on February 4, is a global initiative that aims to raise awareness about cancer education, care, and prevention. The initiative is led by our friends at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a member-based organization whose mission is to reduce the global cancer burden and promote equity. [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6XjeLCjzjs'] [epq-quote align="align-center"]Progress in cancer care means that our patients...

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Keeping Our Cool: Developing a Cold-Chain to Further Treatment Access

A “cold-chain” product must remain within a specific temperature range at all times. On days- or weeks-long international shipments, it’s especially challenging (and expensive) to keep medicine at a constant temperature. Despite the inherent challenges, adding cold-chain capability is well worth the effort for the patients we support. By doing so, The Max Foundation will be able to better meet the needs of patients who are unresponsive to tablet therapies....

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Let our Global Playlist of Inspiring Songs Rock Your World Cancer Day!

Every day can feel like World Cancer Day when you are living with Cancer. A diagnosis changes our lives and our family’s lives from the moment we hear the news. We want you to know that you are not alone in facing your diagnosis. In fact, we created a playlist of inspiring songs from around the world to keep you going so you can listen anytime and feel the support of your community....

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Finding Value in the Patient Experience

Health systems around the world are strained due to the high burden of costs. In an attempt to guide decision-makers in their choices on behalf of patients, the topic of value frameworks was born. These value frameworks evaluate all aspects of cancer treatment: clinical benefit, side effects, and improvement in patient symptoms or quality of life. But given the complexities of the multitude of health systems around the world, it is not a straightforward discussion. And right now, it's a dialogue driven by thought leaders and health economists from the US and Europe. But there are critical voices is missing...

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20 Years – A Letter to Max

Each year on October 19th, Max’s Day, we honor Maximiliano “Max” Rivarola and his legacy of lifesaving support for cancer survivors through the work of The Max Foundation. This year, on Max’s Day at The Max Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, I wrote a letter to Max, reflecting on what his legacy has meant for patients, advocates, caregivers, and partners around the world.  I now wish to share it with all of you, our global community of supporters who do so much to help people face cancer with dignity and hope. Seattle, October 19th, 2017 Dear 17-year-old Max, When cancer took you away from...

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20 Years of Gratitude

This Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for 20 years of support from our global community. Thanks to each and every one of you for all you have done to bring dignity and hope to people facing cancer around the world. Click through our photo gallery to see some of our favorite moments of the year so far. Happy Thanksgiving!...

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Access to Treatment is Access to Life: A Message From Princess Dina

As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration on October 19th, The Max Foundation was honored to have Princess Dina, President-elect of the Union of International Cancer Control, reflect on our global efforts over the last two decades. We share her letter here with gratitude and humility. “Lack of access to treatment” is a five-word sentence that is bandied about a lot in the global advocacy world. The academic-style labeling of the term at times numbs us from the real horror on the ground from what “lack of access to treatment” actually looks like. Not The Max Foundation. The Max Foundation understood that when a...

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