One, Bess Andrews, a former colleague there, called around and learned about Dr. [Eric Winer]. Winer was a breast cancer research star, the best of the best in a town filled with the best, Andrews heard. [ADRIANA JENKINS] immediately scheduled an appointment. Days later, Dana-Farber doctors were conducting CAT scans, X-rays, and MRIs on her swollen breast.
It is Sept. 5 and Adriana sits for her eighth Herceptin treatment. She has been slightly nauseated and a little tired. But that's it. Herceptin, many doctors say, is the mildest cancer drug in history. In two months of treatment, Adriana has worked a full schedule for the marketing department of Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, where she told her new boss about her breast cancer and he smiled and said no problem.
1. SEPT. 5, 2001: Adriana Jenkins, 31, prepares for a dose of the experimental breast cancer drug Herceptin in a clinical trial at Dana- Farber Cancer Institute. / Photos by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff 2. SEPT. 4, 2001 In the midst of a breast cancer clinical trial, Adriana prepares for her wedding with a last-minute dress fitting. The shawl belonged to her mother, who died of lung cancer. 3. SEPT 15, 2001 ADRIANA AND HER FATHER, [Adrian Jenkins] JENKINS, AT HER WEDDING IN MARTHA'S VINEYARD, JUST WEEKS BERFORE HER SCHEDULED BREAST CANCER SURGERY.
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