FYI: Nilotinib approved for adults Ph+ CP-CML by FDA, on 17 June 2010

For sharing: On June 17, 2010, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nilotinib (Tasigna Capsules, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation), an orally administered kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase (CP-CML). The recommended nilotinib dose for […]

Summing up and Letting Go – a wonderful event Chalo Chennai

So the Big Day has come and gone and now more than two weeks later, each one us who was touched by that magical day, still has a part of ourselves lingering over special, savoured moments and reliving each and every hour of a very special event!From the spontaneous choosing of a rousing slogan “Chalo […]


AWARENESS PROGRAM CONDUCTED ON MAY 9TH 2010 AT VYPEEN ISLAND(NEAR MAINLAND KOCHI) Dr V P Gangadharan and his wife, oncologist Dr Chitra were invited to ‘Vypeen’ , an island in Kochi, to conduct an awareness talk on cancer- its diagnosis and its cure.I also had the honour of being invited to represent TMF as the […]


APRIL 11TH 2010 – PEDIATRIC MEET ORGANISED BY WELCARE HOSPITAL – A SISTER CONCERN OF LAKESHORE HOSPITAL,KOCHI Sorry for the delayed report folks. There was so much happening that I lost track.This is on a get together of pediatric cases I was invited to participate in, at Welcare Hospital, Kochi . There were around 54 […]

Maximize Life Awareness Campaign 2010

Just a heads up on our plans for October. This year we would like to really “step up” the Awareness Campaign. You can expect to hear more about this shortly, but for now, here are some key points: * We will shift the focus of the campaign, from CML to cancer * We will highlight […]

The Packing Party !!!!

One more interesting aspect of the FOM All India Meets is the kit bags packing session and I would like to share some feelings about this with all of youThis is the time when most of the bonding happens… the FOM group gets to know each other, draws closer and the best of communications come […]

Cancer Awareness Walk – Chalo Chennai!

Ignorance about , and misconceptions and myths surrounding cancer have been the main causative factors leading to such a high incidence of cancers in our part of the world. Keeping this in mind FOM Chennai had planned to hold a 2 kilometer “Cancer Awareness Walk” that would be the ideal way to kickstart the 5th […]