South Asia

A Chance Encounter

Suddenly, I noticed a man sitting just opposite to me staring at me. I thought he was annoyed at my loud voice. so I reduced my volume and kept on talking with my friend. While explaining, my eyes went towards the man. Again I noticed he was keenly listening to our conversation.Finally the stop came! I got down with my friend and took 10 steps. I heard a voice behind me calling “Madam, madam!”...

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Past Due

The anniversary of someone's death is always difficult. Just as we recently remembered Max's passing, we also hold the others who have passed too soon. Below, Beena shares a remembrance of our dear Jaya, who was a committed team member and played that role of a patient advocate amazingly well until she so sadly lost her battle with cancer on 23rd Feb 2016. We at The Max Foundation remember her as one of the bravest contributors to our community and as an exemplar of the spirit of Max.I was cleaning up folders on my laptop when I chanced upon the following word document....

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Reflecting on an Amazing Year

It’s been a very full year at The Max Foundation, and it’s not over yet! As we approach the end of 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017, I am reflecting on some of the remarkable moments from 2016 that would not be possible without the support of our donors and partners, and the dedication of our global team. ...

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Announcing the 2016 Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award!

Each year, The Max Foundation chooses a colleague to receive our Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award, honoring a member of our global team who has done something especially remarkable that year. On December 17th, we were delighted to present this year's Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award to Viji Venkatesh, Region Head for South Asia, for her tireless dedication to the patients she serves....

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Researching CML Patients in India

A new study in Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health features the Glivec®Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP) and reveals that "chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML) is diagnosed at an earlier age in poorer populations than in more affluent populations." The study focused on India's CML population to investigate other possible contributors to early age at onset. The team of authors include our very own South Asia Region Head Viji Venkatesh, and Max CEO Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, as well as Paul H. Levine, Kunal Ajmera, Brenna O’Neill, Heather J. Hoffman.The study is only available to the public for a limited time so if you know a physician...

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Around the World for Max’s Day!

It was an amazing 24 hours! To celebrate Max's birthday anniversary, we went around the world through Facebook Live to visit each regional office, meet special friends, and learn how each of us contributes to caring and supporting people facing cancer. Never before has our team felt so close and united.Watch each of the six Facebook Live recordings below to celebrate this brilliant team of advocates!Live in Singapore Our dear friend and CML patient, Tony Leo kicked things off on October 19 in Singapore! Tony shared a bit about his journey and experience with cancer. He also gave a special performance...

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