DOI: 10.5040/9781770916135.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 30. Roles: Male (0) , Female (11) , Neutral (0)

In this poignant meditation on the uneasy relationship between science and the human spirit, a group of women aged nineteen to fifty with HER2-related breast cancer are recruited for a clinical drug trial. For some of them the trial is renewed hope; others feel it’s a weary last resort. For Dr Danielle Pearce, the research scientist in charge of the program, the trial is the most critical moment in her career. Her mission is global, and measured outcomes are her chief concern. But in the chemo room, medical statistics are just background noise as the women gradually form a collective bond through humour and compassion, raising the question, does community positively influence immunity?

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Playwrights Canada Press

Maja Ardal

ISBN: 9781770914544

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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