Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN)

Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) Indian Americans diagnosed with cancer face unique cultural and social issues. From linguistic barriers to dietary differences, they often feel alone in their journey.
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IACAN was established to assist them through the recovery process. Indian American Cancer (IACAN) Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to help people of South-Asian descent affected by cancer. IACAN network offers various services to both patients and care givers through their network of liaisons.

IACAN was established to assist them through the recovery process. Indian American Cancer (IACAN) Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to help people of South-Asian descent affected by cancer. IACAN network offers various services to both patients and care givers through their network of liaisons.

Mission: The mission of the Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN Network) is to provide a diverse resource network that will address the distinct cultural and psychosocial needs of people of South Asian descent affected by cancer.

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Please join us Sunday, November 8th, at 11:30 AM on the radio chat show with Meena Datt @KXYZ  AM 1320. To listen on the...
11/06/2020

Please join us Sunday, November 8th, at 11:30 AM on the radio chat show with Meena Datt @KXYZ AM 1320. To listen on the internet log on to www.meenadatt.com

Hats and Henna High Tea at home- The ROSE live event on Sunday, October 25th, 2020.This program is to bring awareness, e...
10/25/2020
The Rose Live Event October 25th 2020.

Hats and Henna High Tea at home- The ROSE live event on Sunday, October 25th, 2020.

This program is to bring awareness, education, benefit, and most important to bring communities together. Recognize survivors, caregivers, friends, family to celebrate life and to give back.
Watch the live event on Youtube here:
https://youtu.be/xe6r8yb-b5Q

Our 2020 event may be a little different this year, but the Hats and Henna High Tea will still celebrate survivors, care givers and Houston’s rich culture. N...

08/18/2020
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06/07/2020

Photos from Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN)'s post

02/27/2020
Be The Match

Be The Match

Reggie is fighting for his life for the third time. His wife and daughter need him, and he needs your help. Could you be Reggie's match? You'll never know unless you join: http://ms.spr.ly/6181TbPZF

A very successful outreach event on prostate cancer by the expert speaker from MD Anderson, Dr. Sumit Subuddhi. Thank yo...
02/23/2020

A very successful outreach event on prostate cancer by the expert speaker from MD Anderson, Dr. Sumit Subuddhi. Thank you Arya Samaj of Greater Houston for partnering with the Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) on this event of community education.

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06/16/2018
Be The Match

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What Are Some Common Misconceptions People Have About Donating Bone Marrow? via Forbes

Our friend really needs your help! Rishab Gambhir, a 23 years old young man was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (a...
06/02/2017
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Our friend really needs your help!

Rishab Gambhir, a 23 years old young man was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (a kind of blood cancer) three years ago and is currently undergoing treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center for relapse of his disease. The treatment which includes chemotherapy, has lowered Rishab's white blood counts(WBC) to zero. He has also developed a fungal infection. To fight off this infection, he needs WBC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. He needs WBC transfusion continuously. I would request each and every one of you to please make an appointment with the MD Anderson blood bank and donate WBC. Appointment can be made over the phone by calling 713-792-7777. Please provide patient's name: Rishab Gambhir, medical record number--1063014. You can also contact Rishab's father Rajiv Gambhir @832-576-3042


Following is a brief description of the WBC donation process.



WBC donation is a 3 Step Procedure

Step 1 - Platelet Prescreen and Qualification

Donation takes approximately 2 hours. During this screening, potential donors will answer questions regarding their medical history, have a brief physical exam performed, pregnancy screening for females, infectious disease screening and then platelets will be collected.
Within 72 hours after the platelet prescreen, one of our Transfusion Medicine Physicians or Nurses will contact the donor to inform them of their qualification for granulocyte(WBC) donation.



Step 2 - WBC Pre-Donation Screening and Medications

During this step, the donor will have additional infectious disease screening, pregnancy screening for females, and will receive their stimulation medications. This appointment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


Step 3 - Granulocyte Donation

Donation starts at 8:00 am and takes approximately 2.5-3 hours. This is a two arm procedure (needles will be in both arms simultaneously).

For detailed information on WBC donation, please visit
https://www.mdanderson.org/documents/Other%20ways%20to%20Help/Give%20Blood/White%20Blood%20Cells%20General%20Information.pdf


We would really appreciate your help.
Please forward this email to all those who you think might be able to help.

For information, Please contact:

Gaytri Kapoor
Donor Contact Representative


Phone:
281-780-1379
Toll Free:
1-888-482-5663
Fax:
713-791-6365
www.BeTheMatch.org

Be The Match® is a global leader in bone marrow transplantation. We conduct research to improve transplant outcomes provide support and resources for patients, and partner with a global network.

Be The Match Houston
02/09/2017
Be The Match Houston

Be The Match Houston

Are you ready to Roll the Dice??? We are!!! Get the latest information here!

Dear Houston Area friends, lets help Rushi (http://www.rushigandhi.com)  this festival season  find his suitable donor f...
10/07/2016
Rushi Gandhi - Help Save Rushi Gandhi with a Bone Marrow Match

Dear Houston Area friends, lets help Rushi (http://www.rushigandhi.com) this festival season find his suitable donor for his life saving marrow transplat. This week's donor registration opportunities:
Fri, Oct 7th from 7pm to 11pm at Gujarati Samaj Navratri Mahotsav at Houston Farm and Ranch(1 Abercrombie DR, Houston TX 77084.)
Sat, Oct 8th from 7pm to 11pm at Clear Lake Dandiya Raas at Bay Area Community Center, Seabrook, TX 77586
Sat, Oct 8th and Sun, Oct 9th at Durbabari(13944 Schiller Road, Houston TX 77082) from 10am to 1pm and 6pm to 9pm.
Please share this post as much as possible.

Rushi Gandhi, diagnosed with the iron deficiency disease of Beta Thalassemia Major since birth, is in need of a bone marrow match to help save his life.

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Honors Houston’s Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) with 2016 Leadership Award
08/24/2016

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Honors Houston’s Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) with 2016 Leadership Award

"Paving the Path to a Healthy Lifestyle", IACAN Gala 2016, September 17, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM,  Please sponsor, donat...
08/08/2016

"Paving the Path to a Healthy Lifestyle", IACAN Gala 2016, September 17, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Please sponsor, donate and attend for a noble cause. Please register here http://www.iacannetwork.org/gala2016.html

Appeal to Blood/WBC Donors in  Houston areaSee Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45a9af23a4f58-blood
04/27/2016
Blood transfusion WBC Cells ANY BLOOD GROUP needed for Dr. Murali Krishna Palakurthy

Appeal to Blood/WBC Donors in Houston area

See Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45a9af23a4f58-blood

Dear friends and well wishers, Dr. Murali Krishna Palakurthy, an Acute Myloid Leukemia Patient currently at MD Anderson Cancer Center, needs GRANULOCYTE TRANSFUSION (White Blood Cells) IMMEDIATELY. He needs several donors to get screened and be available for actual Blood Draw after a couple of day…

It's with heavy heart we bid good bye to one of our strongest volunteer, Treasurer and Boardmember of IACAN 😞 Meena Agra...
04/25/2016

It's with heavy heart we bid good bye to one of our strongest volunteer, Treasurer and Boardmember of IACAN 😞 Meena Agrawal was always there for IACAN and put countless hours and efforts for the cause she believed in !! Still can't believe she won't be there at board meetings enthusiastically throwing in ideas and ready to do whatever is needed . We will miss her enthusiasm, her commitment to help others, her charming smile and her hospitality. Rest in peace Meena!! You will be loved and missed by all 🙏

India in USA (Consulate General of India, Houston)
03/23/2016

India in USA (Consulate General of India, Houston)

With Board Members of Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN)

Thank you for all the efforts our volunteer put in throughout the year!!
12/13/2015

Thank you for all the efforts our volunteer put in throughout the year!!

Thank you for all the efforts our volunteer put in throughout the year!!

10/14/2015

IACAN supports Susan G Komen Race for the Cure and is participating in the race as a team. Thanks to those who have joined the team and have donated.

Please register and donate to the Komen. Any amount is welcome. Susan G Komen Founfation is one of our key supporters, and they have funded several of our events.

Please encourage your family and friends to participate.

http://rfch.convio.net/site/TR/Race/General/2133307767?pg=team&fr_id=1200&team_id=58397

IACAN Public Outreach Program on Blood Cancers
10/12/2015

IACAN Public Outreach Program on Blood Cancers

IACAN Public Outreach Program on Blood Cancers

IACAN @ "Under the banyan "
10/05/2015

IACAN @ "Under the banyan "

This is a great topic to address on #MeatlessMonday.   When it comes to nutrition, adequate protein intake is probably t...
08/24/2015
Do Vegetarians and Vegans Eat Enough Protein?

This is a great topic to address on #MeatlessMonday. When it comes to nutrition, adequate protein intake is probably the main concern for the vast majority of my patients. The average recommended intake of protein is 40-50 grams per day. Non vegetarians eat way more than that, but surprisingly so do vegetarians and vegans! Based on the data in the video, 97% of Americans get more than enough protein intake. But only 3% eat the recommended amount of fiber. If we focus on eating a mainly whole food plant based diet, both protein and fiber will take care of themselves...

Once and for all, Dr. Michael Greger answers if vegetarians and vegans eat enough protein. A look at how much protein we are all supposed to eat.

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