Glivec® International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP)
The Glivec® International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP) is one of the most
comprehensive and far-reaching cancer access programs ever developed on a global
Novartis designed GIPAP to provide Glivec (imatinib) free of cost to eligible patients
in developing countries who meet specific medical and socio-economic guidelines.
Through The Max Foundation, GIPAP also provides information and referral assistance
to patients, their family members and caregivers.
- GIPAP helps patients who are properly diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive
(Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients and to patients with c-Kit (CD117)
positive unresectable (inoperable) and/or metastatic malignant gastrointestinal
stromal tumors (GISTs).
- GIPAP helps patients who are not insured, not reimbursed, cannot pay for treatment
privately, and are in developing countries that have minimal reimbursement capabilities.
GIPAP is more than a drug donation program; its goal is to optimize successful Glivec
treatment by providing patients with emotional support and increasing awareness
within their communities.
The Max Foundation, as Novartis’ main partner in the administration of GIPAP, provides
socio-economic evaluation of patients, guides physicians through the patient evaluation
process, and provides emotional support, information and referral assistance to
patients, their family members and care givers. In addition, we monitor patients
to support the highest standard of patient care, collaborate with Novartis to identify
and qualify eligible medical centers and physicians worldwide, and protect confidential
patient information and data received in the course of program administration.
Through The Max Foundation’s partnership with Novartis, experienced physicians and
local organizations, GIPAP has been able to reach patients who would otherwise not
have access to Glivec for their life-threatening diseases. For more information,
please click on the links provided below:
GIPAP | What
is GIPAP | What is Glivec |
GIPAP Qualification Requirements | Physician
Instructions | GIPAP FAQ |
For further inquiries, contact GIPAP@themaxfoundation.org
GIPAP is helping patients in
countries world wide.
To this date, the number of patients who have received free Glivec through GIPAP
in partnership with The Max Foundation is