Patient Advocate: Peter Kapitein
I am a Patient Advocate of Inspire2Live. Since 2005, I live with a lymphoma and show others that cancer does not have to be a death sentence, but can also be the start of a new and richer life, full of opportunities and beautiful people. A Happy and Healthy life in Harmony with cancer.
Inspire2Live connects patients, clinicians and researchers in the fight against cancer. The objective of the Patient Advocates is to take care of the best cancer care and the access to this cancer care. Cooperation is the key word in this.
I am employed by the Dutch central bank, which facilitates me to work three days a week for Inspire2Live and it’s mission. My job enables me to be genuinely independent and to always choose for the patient. Patients First!
My work as a Patient Advocate concentrates around networking, giving talks and writing articles about the fight against cancer.
I have received an Honorary Doctorate at the Free University of Amsterdam on the 19th of October 2012.
My website is mainly in Dutch but some columns are in English: www.peterkapitein.nl