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Our ambassadors

We are on a mission to inspire and empower patients, researchers and clinicians to work together to prevent, treat and eliminate cancer. Our ambassadors are passionate committed individuals from our global network who wholeheartedly endorse the Inspire2Live agenda and the importance of a science-based approach.

Adriana Sanford

Maria Adriana Sanford (Koeck), Dual LL.M., J.D.

"I proudly support the work of Inspire2Live. Global cancer research collaboration across the scientific spectrum is key to prevention, early detection, and fighting this disease, including screening, patient care, less-invasive treatment options, and clinical trials. "

Bob Lowenberg

Prof. Bob Löwenberg

"Inspire2Live is about crossing boundaries and making connections to make a difference."

Bob Pinedo

Prof. Bob Pinedo

"As an ambassador I support the important work of Inspire2Live gladly! "

Prof. Carin Uyl-de Groot

"As an ambassador, I greatly support the activities of Inspire2Live as timely access to optimal cancer care is a crucial unmet need for many patients worldwide. "

Francoise Barré-Sinoussi

Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, 2008 Nobel Laureate

"As a strong and long-term advocate for evidence-based policy decisions taken with and for patients, I’m thrilled to strongly support Inspire2Live!"

Olufunmilayo Funmi Olopade

Prof. Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade

"I am honoured to be associated with Inspire2Live because of their commitment to patients and collaboration with scientists everywhere looking for novel interventions to prevent or treat cancer and thereby reduce the global burden of cancer."

Harald zur Hausen

Prof. Harald zur Hausen, 2008 Nobel Laureate

"I fully support your initiative of Inspire2Live. I trust it will help and hope it will have ramifications within Africa as well as in other parts of the world."

Hester Oldenburg

Dr. Hester Oldenburg

"Inspire2Live is an inspiring organisation, supporting cancer patients, researchers and clinicians to work together in cancer prevention and treatment. I strongly support them."

Jan Hoeijmakers

Prof. Jan Hoeijmakers

"Cancer is a global enemy threatening millions, that can only be defeated when crossing borders and working together."

Jose Carreras

José Carreras

"Dear friends of Inspire2Live, please let me consider myself one of you."

Khama Rogo

Prof. Khama Rogo

"It is critical for peer support to be integrated as an essential component of all national cancer strategies and programs in the region. Partnerships with Inspire2Live are an excellent entry point for this endeavour."

Klaas Knot

"I fully support Inspire2Live's mission to improve the quality of life for cancer patients at work and at home. A healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on movement and exercise is an important prerequisite and the fact that Inspire2Live does their work based on science and data just makes it all the more powerful. "

Marcel Levi

Prof. Marcel Levi

"It is fantastic and heart-warming that patients with cancer and their families are supported by such an active group of inspired, energetic and effective patient-ambassadors: this type of peer-support can certainly make a difference for all."

Mart de Kruif

Ltgen (ret) Mart de Kruif

"Inspire2Live is not just about doing things right, it’s about making sure we’re doing the right things."

Prof. Rob Pieters

"The Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology works from the perspective “What would you do for your own child?”. Inspire2Live has my strong support as it shares such vision: it is all about patients "

Stephen Friend

Prof. Stephen Friend

"By all living to usher in a nourishing future by attempting the undoable, Inspire2Live inevitably becomes a place where those unwilling to sit at the grindstone, those willing to imagine, can join with other radical expert game changers, as comrades, feel the warmth of those to the left and right, those willing to be reverently irreverent in the oncology missions defining Inspire2Live."