Science in the Cinema Presents
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre
8712 - 109 Street, Edmonton
FREE Admission and FREE popcorn
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 against breast cancer. However, when funding for his project is cut, Slamon must turn to philanthropists Lilly Tartikoff and Ron Perelman to help make his life's most important work a reality. With the backing of his new supporters, Slamon continues to perfect his treatment, but his new drug proves that while it has the ability to give life, it does not work for everyone. This gut-wrenching true story explores one doctor's difficult struggle to find a cancer treatment that can save thousands of lives while giving meaning to his own life.
Following the film there will be a Q&A with Dr. Judith Hugh, Chair, Breast Cancer Research, Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA) and Dr. John Mackey, Professor of Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute, who will be available to answer questions from the audience about cancer research.
This film is not rated. It contains adult situations.
No RSVP is need for this movie screening.