Peter connects patients, researchers and clinicians to further research, treatments and care; in the Netherlands as well as international. He organizes congresses, lobbies the matrix of public authorities, health care organizations, insurance companies and health research institutes. Peter also give lectures and talks to help patients and society to fight cancer where possible and live with cancer with a good quality of life. He is a writer of blogs, articles and books that also contributes to these topics.
Peter has been the co-founder of Alpe d’HuZes, the foundation that is most famous for the annual cycling event on Mount Alpe d’Huez. They raised over 100 million euro for the fight against cancer. Peter works at the Central Bank of the Netherlands as a program manager and advisor for complex and politically difficult problems. His employer facilitates him in his patient advocacy. Peter was honoured with a doctorate in October 2012 at the Free University in Amsterdam for connecting patients, researchers and clinicians all over the world and make them contribute to the quality of life of patients and their loved ones.
Breaking down the barriers to precision medicine
Inspire2Live is convinced that we can get cancer under control by the cooperation of patients, researchers and clinicians and with the combination of emotions and arguments. We know how to do the things that will benefit the patient, we want to do these things and we can do it. So what is preventing us from doing it? Yes, there are barriers like data, law & regulation, money, privacy and of course the publication culture that determines the reward structure; publish or perish. But there is more.