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Actors: Harry Connick Jr, John Benjamin Hickey
Genres: Drama, Television
Top-rated Lifetime movie! Dr. Dennis Slamon has reached a breakthrough in his career. He has helped to develop a new experimental drug called Herceptin, which he hopes will become a revolutionary treatment in the fight aga... more »
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Alice B. from SANDY, UT
Reviewed on 7/24/2013...
Excellent portrayal of how one researcher's persistence in pushing a new line of attack against HER-2 positive breast cancer, against seemingly impossible obstacles, has saved the lives of more than 40,000 women per year. The acting is excellent. The movie is enlightening and entertaining. It depicts the essence of the book, "Her-2, The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer", without overwhelming the audience with all the detail. It is a must read for all women, cancer survivors or not, and should be seen with their loved ones. It gives hope to the 30% of breast cancer patients who are Her-2 positive and gives hope that similar break-throughs will be developed for the other 70% of Breast cancer patients.
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Hope in a Very Often Hopeless Situation
Larry Fryer | Salt Lake City, Utah, USA | 06/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is TERRIFIC. Not only is the story deeply moving, and very front page as the battle to cure breast cancer continues, but the cast, writers, and directors make this a very satisfying, totally feel-good experience. Harry Connick, Jr. is a favorite performer of mine, but he really crowns his acting efforts with his portrayal of Dr. Slamon. The rest of the cast also does a superb job of presenting this TRUE HERO's story in such a professional and effective way. If only there were MANY MOVE movies like this one--the theatres would be packed again. The Special Features are extremely enjoyable. We get to know the cast and their take on the various people portrayed. I DID purchase this item from Amazon."