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Living Proof (2008)





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Director Dan Ireland adapts writer Robert Bazell's autobiographical novel Her-2 to the screen with this made-for-Lifetime drama concerning UCLA oncologist and researcher Dr. Dennis Slamon, creator of the promising breast cancer drug Herceptin. Convinced that his revolutionary drug could effectively switch off cancer cells for women with tumors of the Her-2+ (Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2-positive) without radiation treatment, Dr. Slamon raised funds for his research with the help of Ron Perelman, Lilly Tartikoff, and the extended Revlon family. Later, as Dr. Slamon attempted to cut through the bureaucratic red tape and get his drug approved, a number of brave patients who had volunteered for the clinical tests of Herceptin sadly succumbed to their cancer. But all hope wasn't lost, because in 1998 the FDA finally approved the use of Herceptin to treat breast cancer, giving hope to millions of women and their families across the country.

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Harry Connick Jr.
as Dr. Denny Slamon
Amanda Bynes
as Jamie MacGraw
Tammy Blanchard
as Nicole Wilson
Angie Harmon
as Lilly Tartikoff
Regina King
as Ellie Jackson
Swoosie Kurtz
as Elizabeth Aldridge
Paula Cale Lisbe
as Donna Slamon
Amy Madigan
as Fran Visco
Bernadette Peters
as Barbara Bradfield
Bruce McKinnon
as Dean Bradfield
Tom Nowicki
as Dr. Karl Reinhart
Brandon Smith (I)
as Walter Timkins
William Ragsdale
as Andy Marks
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