The Max Foundation expands collaboration with Pfizer

The Max Foundation is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its collaboration with Pfizer to provide access to some of Pfizer's innovative oncology portfolio to patients in low- and middle-income countries, which otherwise would have limited local access. The latest agreement increases the total number of patients benefitting from the program from 270 to 500 patients and adds Inlyta® (axitinib) an oral medicine used to treat advanced kidney cancer.

Welcoming our New Vice President of Development

The Max Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Wilma Comenat as Vice President of Development of The Max Foundation. Wilma has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector leading development teams and driving major donor fundraising initiatives. Her previous roles include the Associate Executive Director of JDRF Greater Northwest, Regional Director of Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.’s Pacific Northwest region, and Deputy Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

New study confirms an excellent survival rate of cancer patients in a medication donation program

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health, The Max Foundation, and Novartis Oncology found that chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients taking first-line treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as part of the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP) have survival rates that compare favorably to those of CML patients receiving treatment in high-income countries.