Dr. Slamon is a scientific researcher and biologist affiliated with UCLA Comprehensive Cancer Center. He specializes in oncology and hematology, and is a leading doctor in the search for a cure for breast cancer.
A Tribute to Dr. Slamon “ Living Proof” was a movie , and tribute based upon the life, and works of Doctor Slamon.
Dr. Slamon became very interested in breast cancer, and begun a clinical research to find a drug that could target breast cancer. After twelve long years of hardships, being turned down, and told he was pointless his drug was finally accepted and put to work.
Slamon once said, “Think of the body as a organized garden, all the vegetables growing in their perfectly spaced rows, cancer is the tomato plant. No matter where you plant tomatoes they manage to begin to take over all other plants space and supply of water. This is why I do that things I do everyday.”
Dr. Slamon is a leader, and a physician who will stretch the usual boundaries and guidelines to save the lives of many. He is considered one of the “major hands” in the contribution to cancer therapy. Slamon’s amazing discovery of HER2 revolutionized breast cancer.