Living Proof Event

Living Proof Event

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On Thursday night, April 23rd, CCRT held a reception followed by a charity premier screening of the motion picture “Living Proof”, a movie which tells the inspiring story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and his pioneering breast cancer research.

Dr. Slamon discovered that some patients had a particularly aggressive form of the disease due to an abnormality of a gene called “HER-2”. This discovery led directly to the development of Herceptin, a drug which has been life-saving for many women with the condition, but has also ushered in a whole new era of breast cancer research and treatment. As a result of his work, breast cancer research is increasingly focused on discovering better and gentler “targeted” treatments in place of older toxic chemotherapy drugs.