"Herceptin is like a weed killer. It only goes after the weeds allowing your flowers to grow."
"Herceptin is like a big roadblock on a superhighway. Eventually the cancer finds a way around it by taking an off ramp. But it's much less efficient to take that off ramp, so Herceptin is still having some influence on that cancer," said Winer, who, like Litton, has no financial ties to any drugmakers."
"Herceptin is like a heat seeking missile targeting those bad ass HER2 positive cancer cells (thanks to my 7 year old for helping me think of my treatments in weaponry and video game terms)."
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