7 Hacking whole systems

‘This is not my story’, Catherine Stace said, when we sat down to talk. Humility is a common trait among leaders of Stace’s calibre. They check their egos and stress the great work that other people are contributing to the cause.

This is not Stace’s story, although it begins with Stace and would not have unfolded without her. It is the story of an international network of scientists, researchers and cancer patients, CEOs and Big Pharma representatives, designers, consultants and social campaigners, who contributed their knowledge and skills in the service of a breakthrough medical innovation. It is the story of a community that transformed the way that cancer research happens at a global level, not by challenging the ...

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