Patient Support & Advocacy

What does Max mean to you?

The Max Foundation is all about people, but it started with one – Max. On October 19, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Max Rivarola, in whose memory the...

Josué Blanco
Education & Training

Creating Space for Community

How we continue providing emotional support for people facing cancer throughout COVID-19

Emma Radich
Patient Support & Advocacy

Coming Together on World CML Day 2020

September 22 is World CML Day! Our Region Head Mei Ching Ong caught up with our partner physician in Armenia to talk about the importance of this day and bridging access to treatment and care for CML patients worldwide.

Mei Ching Ong
Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

Meet our COVID heroes

They’re patients, physicians, pharmacists, police officers, caregivers, and cancer care advocates stepping up to help vulnerable patients continue to have access to treatment throughout the global pandemic closures.

Naomi Thalenberg
Patient Support & Advocacy

The women in white coats who are making history

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the female clinicians worldwide who join us to bridge access to treatment for their patients.

Naomi Thalenberg
Treatment Access

My journey to cancer treatment in Cambodia

Bunthan Kahn was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 2017. He’s a tour guide, a husband, a young father, and an avid learner. From traveling far to meet with specialized physicians, to seeking treatment in his country, his journey toward finding hope took perseverance.

Piyapong Siriviriyanun
Treatment Access

Patient Story: Carmen from the Philippines

In 2011, Carmen developed a fever that lasted for weeks and began losing weight rapidly. After multiple doctors, tests, and misdiagnoses, she finally discovered she had chronic myeloid leukemia. Carmen feared her life was over. She even went so far as to sew her own funeral dress. Eventually, Carmen learned that her cancer could be managed through oral treatment, but the costs were prohibitive. Luckily her physician was a Max Foundation partner. She was able to enroll in our access program for imatinib at no cost, and all seemed well for a few years—until, that is, she stopped responding to her initial treatment.

Meg Mager
Diagnostics & Monitoring Education & Training Treatment Access

Becoming a Mother While Facing Cancer

Having a baby is a major decision, especially for Thao from Vietnam, a cancer patient who had to pause her treatment in order to have a safe pregnancy. Thao shares how she found support through her patient group, her family, and The Max Foundation.

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

Max Goes to the World Cancer Congress

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has been hosting the World Cancer Congress each year since 1933. This year it was held in Malaysia – the first time in South East Asia.

The Max Foundation
Education & Training

Rising Sun, Cancer Summit of The Max Foundation

Rising Sun 2018 has more than 60 participants from 18 countries, consisting of patient leaders, physicians, pharma representatives, advocates, caregivers, and volunteers. Growing beyond our original scope of capacity building, this year we have brought Rising Sun to another level: Access to Treatment is Access to Life – Everyone Has a Role!

Heng Yee Jia