HER2 Positive by Carole Ellis (detail)
Acrylic on cradled panel with resin finish, 77 x 51 cm (showing a cropped image)
HER2 is a protein that helps breast cancer cells grow quickly. Breast cancer cells with higher than normal levels of HER2 are called HER2 positive.
These cancers tend to grow and spread faster than breast cancers which are HER2 negative but also respond very well to treatment.