All India Meet – Chennai 23rd May 2010

CHALI CHENNAI.. CHU LI ASMAN(WENT TO CHENNAI.. TOUCHED THE SKY) Up at 5 am and out at 6.30, driving towards the venue of the All India FOM Meet Chennai 2010.Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a Southern State of India, boasting one of the oldest cultures in the world, with their language Tamil […]

Summary of my reading: Study on Treatment Adherence & Molecular Response

I have finished read about a study done on treatment adherence and molecular response among CML patients recently, and would like to share with my colleagues. The study: Adherence Is the Critical Factor for Achieving Molecular Responses in Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Who Achieve Complete Cytogenetic Responses on Imatinib David Marin, Alexandra Bazeos, Francois-Xavier […]

Towards a New Dawn – The 5th All India Friends of Max Meet

So finally , after months and months of preparation , the time to “Chalo Chennai” ( Let’s go to Chennai) is here and on Sunday the 23rd of May the event will unfold at the Madras University Auditorium. Pat will be here once again with us and the Friends of Max and all of us […]

Radio Interview with Malaysia KOL in haematology – media coverage generated from April 2010 1st CML Patient Congress

We can’t wait to share this interview with all our colleagues: This is a 16-minutes interview by one of the radio stations in Malaysia, BFM 89.9 – The Business Station. [Click here] to go to the link of the interview This went on air live on 18 May 2010, 400pm – 430pm slot: Guest: Dato […]

Difficult Questions – Some Sharing from my experience

Recently, when I communicate with patient or caregiver, I found that there is a situation or question that I do not know how to answer or how to response. The situations: Situation 1: When someone/patient tell me, “Doctor told me, the medication is not working on me anymore; he ask me to go home, he […]

Unique Watermelon Art

Unique Watermelon ArtI am sharing a unique art. I know many of our Far East friends have the skill of carving fruits like watermelon & papaya to make them attractive while serving them. Chefs in Pakistan, too, know & practice this craft. But this street vendor did not learn the art from any school or […]

An Answered Prayer….

This morning, a young lady dropped by in the office. When I opened the door, she immediately broke down and could hardly control her emotions. She could hardly speak up and I noticed that she has TMF flyer in her hand. I thought that she was a NOA patient. Afterall, the TMF flyer was intended […]

Family Day and Artworkshop

The TBM members held its annual family day at the Quezon City Parks and Wildlife on April 24th. It was nice to see each one tagging along their kids and even grandparents to picnic with the rest of the members. They brought their own food which they shared with the group. The morning session was […]

On losing one of ours

Binu Mathew FOM leader of the Bangalore Chapter died last week at the age of 40. He was diagnosed when he was 19 and had been on Glivec and GIPAP since 2002 the last eight years of his 20 plus years with CML I should say six years for some time ago Binu became resistant […]