Nobody is able to put as many “Ah, now I see (Eureka in Greek)” moments into a lecture quite like Stephen Friend. He has been a loyal and true friend of Inspire2Live since its early days, and he is a most friendly and generous lecturer. But you need to pay attention because every second contains…Continue reading Stephen Friend’s lecture at Inspire2Live Annual 2020
‘A Patient Advocate is an inspired and committed individual with a unique gift to accelerate better cancer prevention, diagnostics, treatment and after care. We meet up to support each other and create bigger impact.’ Inspire2Live is founded as an organization that represents patients when dealing with the medical industrial complex: patient organizations, scientists, doctors, government,…Continue reading The role of the patient advocate
The Synergist is a non-profit organisation that brings together the right people and organisations around the table, combining knowledge and experiences to provide overall strategic direction and coordination. Mark and I were asked to join with this group, working on personalised medicine, creating awareness and building the conditions for better access to targeted medicine in…Continue reading Personalized medicine and precision medicine have the potential to transform lives
Each and every one of the lectures at the Annual Congress of Inspire2Live 2020 felt revelatory in some way, some because of the science, others because of the passion, or relevance of insight. However there was one that stood out as a summary of the magnificent achievements of science in the past century and also…Continue reading There is not going to be a simple solution!
Laura van ‘t Veer is one of the most distinguished and most advanced researchers into the practical treatment of breast cancer. This means (of course) that she is now engaged in Personalized Medicine. She is working with Stage II patients, and the challenge of Personalized Medicine is first discovering (for every different subtype of tumor)…Continue reading Adaptive Randomization
Minimally invasive treatments have to become the norm The fight against cancer is brutal. It includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, which often involves long hospital stays and a lot of pain. In the past, these treatments were mainly focused on primal life, how and with what consequences did not matter. Today the impact of quality…Continue reading ‘Moving evidence into practice’
This awareness demands us to realize the realms of life that we don’t understand nor are able to handle. Becoming aware of our ignorance liberates us and is the reason we have come so far. ‘Modern science differs from all previous traditions of knowledge in (among other reasons) the willingness to admit ignorance… both scientists…Continue reading Eminence in science, care, industry and government?
To delay the development of a treatment that cures a lethal disease that kills 100.000 people per year is to be responsible for the deaths of those 100.000 people, even if you never seen them. Julian Savulescu In the Western countries, it seems that cancer is much better treated than somewhere else. At the same…Continue reading Incubating and replicating for the global patient
The website Inspire2Go.nl has been publicly available since 19th of March with the results of excellent cancer centres for six types of cancer. We did not seek any publicity, but nevertheless we have gotten some very positive and supportive reactions. Once the public attention broadens (after the Coronavirus starts to subside) we expect to attract…Continue reading Developments on the excellence of Cancer Centres
Our Annual Congress in January this year was honored with the presence and presentation of Olofunmilayo Olopade. She’s a medical doctor and professor in oncology at the University of Chicago. Mrs Olopade studied women with a preventable breast cancer, especially women with a BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation. She studied the risks of these women and…Continue reading Olufunmilayo Olopade: breast cancer risk assessment and individualized treatments