Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

A story of Hope from a Doctor’s Perspective.

My name is Dr. Temilola Owojuyigb; I work in the Hematology and Blood Transfusion Unit, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. I decided to specialize in Hematology because hematological diseases are not often diagnosed...

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Diagnostics & Monitoring Treatment Access

A Woman with many hands

My name is Chhoun Socheata, I am 31 years old and I am an online teacher, teaching English and Khmer (Cambodian language). I have two children, a 10-year-old daughter, and...

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Patient Support & Advocacy

An important story in Cancerworld

Cancerworld recently published an article by Ann Wagstaff titled Begging for imatinib: why do so many patients still lack access to this lifesaver?  It highlights the challenges people living with...

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Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

Do Not Lose Heart, Be Positive and Prove Your Mettle

Shalet Souza is a 42-year-old nun at the Institute of Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, in Mangalore, India. She currently takes care of aspiring nuns and lives a...

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Treatment Access

Remembering Max

Year after year I dread this day, March 9th, the day cancer took Max from us. No matter how many years pass, how excited I might be about our progress,...

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
Education & Training Patient Support & Advocacy Treatment Access

Because we can, we must

Janaki is a happy 22-year-old woman living in Nepal and working at Century Bank. But this has not always been the case for her. At the ripe age of ten...

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Patient Support & Advocacy

Amplifying Our Voice for World Cancer Day 2022

Understanding and recognizing the inequities in cancer care around the globe underpins the 2022-24 World Cancer Day theme to Close the Care Gap. The needs are urgent, and the opportunity...

Andrielle Yost
Partner Spotlight

Announcing the Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award Winner

At The Max Foundation we are all about patients; deeply, profoundly, committed to patients and by extension their families and communities. To continue to foster this commitment, once a year...

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
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...

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Fundraising & Events Patient Support & Advocacy

Max-A-Thon: Educating about the patient journey to access

Access to healthcare is fundamental for cancer patients to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. According to ResearchGate, the average distance a person living in an under-resourced country travels to access...

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