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December 2016 - With our mission to improve the outcomes for patients with CML globally, part of the iCMLf's mandate is to recognise and reward outstanding achievements and contributions to the management and understanding of CML around the world. GoldmanPrize medal RGB reducTo this end the iCMLf awards three prizes each year. We welcome your ideas and input to who should receive these prestigious awards in 2016. 

  1. The Rowley Prize - recognising outstanding lifetime contribution to our understanding of the biology of CML. Previous winners include: Brian Druker, Moshe Talpaz, John Goldman, George Q. Daley, Connie Eaves, Owen Witte, Rick Van Etten and Nora Heisterkamp / John Groffen.
  2. The Goldman Prize - recognising lifetime contributions to the management of patients with CML. Previous winners include: Rüdiger Hehlmann, Michele Baccarani and Hagop Kantarjian. 
  3. The iCMLf Prize - recognising outstanding contributions to overcome the challenges of treating CML in the emerging regions. Previous winners include: Pat Garcia-Gonzalez and Susan Branford. 

Nominations for the 2017 iCMLf prizes are now closed. Expressions of interest for 2018 are welcome here.

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December 2016 - You will find new online presentations on the Virtual Education Program recorded at the 18th Annual John Goldman Conference on CML in Houston. Two well-known experts talk about different aspects on modern CML diagnostics like molecular monitoring in CML and mutation screening.                                       


Additional presentations from the modern diagnostics session, which was held at the John Goldman CML meeting in Houston this year, will be available soon.

October 2016 - It has now become a real tradition at the annual John Goldman Conference on CML. Early Sunday morning at 7 amFun Run DSC02963 Kopie 2 participants pack their running shoes for the 5k ‘John Goldman Fun Run’ to support the work of the International CML Foundation.
This year 35 meeting participants of the 18th John Goldman Conference on CML in Houston had an early start to the day before the Sunday morning sessions, running a 5km loop round through Houston’s beautiful Memorial Park. Even this early in the morning it was already pretty hot and humid. Whether for recreation, or sporting excellence, it was great fun running together with colleagues and friends all while supporting the work of the Foundation.

October 2016 - If you are coming to the annual American Society of Hematology meeting (ASH) you are invited to attend this year’siCMLf Forum invitation 28Oct iCMLf Forum for Physicians from Emerging Regions that will take place on December 2nd, from 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm in the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, California.

This year’s Forum, presented in partnership with The Max Foundation, features ‘Managing the high risk CML patient’ with perspectives from India and Botswana followed by discussions with the iCMLf experts and the audience. You will hear presentations on ‘Frontline therapy challenges’ and ‘Comorbidities when managing CML’. Professor Brian Druker, will open the meeting with a keynote presentation and Pat Garcia-Gonzales of The Max Foundation will be moderating the discussion.

You will find the program here

Download the invitation to register for the 2016 iCMLf Forum here or email to confirm your attendance.


Dr Duru with Professor Snyder at the City of Hope Kopie

October 2016 - In 2017 the iCMLf continues to offer the unique opportunity for up to 30 hematologists from emerging economic regions to undertake a 3-4 week preceptorship at a global CML centre of excellence under the leadership of some of the world’s most experienced hematologists.
The applications for the 2017 program are now open. 

Applications close on December 15, 2016. 
To apply, please complete the application form and email to

iCMLf Annual Report 2015 2016 Cover

"…The 12 surviving CML patients would not have survived without timely diagnosis that was made possible by this grant.” 
Dr Molombe, Malawi (iCMLf grant recipient)

October 2016 - The Annual Report 2015/2016 features the iCMLf activities from Sept. 1st 2015 to August 31st 2016. 
Read more on the highlights in the iCMLf Annual Report 2015/2016 here: