Researcher Profiles Archive
The "SPARK" stands for: Support, Prevention, Acceptance, Recovery and Knowledge. It is a place of peer support for people affected by cancer.
Dennis Slamon is one of the miracle workers at the center of Stand Up To Cancer. His role in the development of Herceptin is widely known and celebrated in philanthropic circles, the cancer community, scientific journals, and what he refers to as "the lay press." Robert Bazell's book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer, details Slamon's often times frustrated but ultimately triumphant journey through the maze of institutional biomedical science out onto the crest of a new wave of targeted exploration and therapy in translational cancer research.