Article Abstract

People change through adaptation and because of urgency

Authors: Peter Kapitein

Abstract

I am one of the founders of an organization that raised an enormous amount of money for cancer research, with the all-time high of 32 million euros in one year (2012). We donated this money to the Dutch Cancer Society and it was spent on cancer research. From as early as 2010, we had this feeling that we need a lot of money for cancer research but the most important questions did not come to the table: “Are we doing the right things?’ and ‘How do we spend money in a way that has most benefit for patients?”