It is with great sadness that we share that our friend, colleague, and CML patient advocate Stanislav Petrovich Kulikov passed away on 18th December 2020, due to a sudden illness.

CML Advocates Network loses a friend who was also a very active patient advocate, leading the Sodeystvie (Assistance) patient’s organisation as Vice-President in the Volga Federal District and always strongly supporting the network’s initiatives and projects.

Stanislav was a very special, helpful person and a passionate advocate. In words of our colleague Irina from the Patient Foundation “Drop of Blood” in Ukraine, “Stan was the best friend to patients from Ukraine. He was the best fighter for the rights of patients in Russia, broughting good and light to people living with blood cancer in the region. We will always miss him. Thank you, Stan, for all the warmth and kindness.”

He never rested from advocating for leukemia patients and trying to improve diagnosis, access, and quality of life for CML patients in Russia and its neighboring countries. He participated in over ten CML Horizons International Conferences, actively collaborating in many different activities of the global network as the World CML Day or the TFR for CML patient’s research.

“All of us will remember Stan as the happiest friend, who restlessly dedicated his time to improve the quality of our lives and make this world a little bit better with humility and kindness”, Dražen Vincek from Croatia stated.

We owe Stanislav a lot, not only for all that he has done for the CML Advocates Network and for Russian patients but also for being a dear friend and a great advocate. We will miss him very much, and we wish his family and all friends all the strength and wisdom they need in these difficult times. Rest in peace, dear Stanislav.

– The CML Advocates Network Steering Committee on behalf of the CML advocates global community –