Story from Herceptin

Herceptin, as known as trastuzumab, is such a famous drug among cancer therapy field. Claimed as one pioneer of cancer targeted therapy, many researches are subjected to compete the succeed of Herceptin. Tonight I just found this video, about story of Herceptin, as described by Prof. Susan Desmond-Hellmann.

Just realize that I know nothing about cancer therapy, pardon me; though now I am a student studying about cancer therapy T_T . I’ve just known that the story of Herceptin has been started since 1991, as old as me! Yes, it is a long journey to found a great drug. And by watching this video, I’m kinda get some spirit to always fight for my study *I know it’s such a hyperbola*. I had background as pharmacist and now choose basic bio as my field of study. But as she said: “Great drug development requires that you have a deep understanding of basic science“. This video also bring another inspiration for me, that she told about her experiences in Uganda and got much inspiration there. Seems like a great experiment is not only come from the lab, but also about how we will implemented the result. Imagination about the implementation will direct and always inspire us.

Well, the conclusion for me now: basic science is important; also getting experiences outside the bench! (i.e. travelling :p )

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