I'm part way into Robert Bazell's book: Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer.  Many here have probably read it (published in 1998).  It's an interesting read about the (sometimes back-stabbing, cut-throat) careers of the early researchers, and how difficult it was to get Genentech to move forward with Herceptin at various stages.


I hadn't been aware of the book, but bumped into the movie (Living Proof) a while back....

"The film follows the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, over the course of 8 years from 1988 to 1996. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer...."