Shining Brightly with Howard Brown: A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on a 34-year friendship and fighting cancer

Enjoy the new short film about this inspiring friendship

Dr. Eric H. Rubin, now a senior vice president of Merck Research Laboratories, and his friend Howard Brown, author, speaker and two-time cancer survivor and advocate, first met in 1989. Brown, just a 23-year-old recent college graduate, had gone to the hospital to get a purple mark on his cheek evaluated. Dr. Rubin was a first-year fellow on the medical team who had to deliver the devastating news that Brown had an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and would need to begin treatment immediately.

The newly released short film, below, tells what happened as the two young men discovered the remarkable potential of treatment and personal resilience in the face of a life-threatening diagnosis.



Care to learn more?

This is a perfect moment to become one of Howard’s growing global community of friends by ordering your copy of his book.

Here are other articles we have published, exploring the launch of this book:

Take a look at the book’s Foreword: ‘Shining Brightly’ Foreword by Dr. Robert J. Wicks: ‘Learn anew about the American Dream’

And especially read this story: Two-time cancer survivor Howard Brown writes ‘Shining Brightly’ to encourage others to stay healthy

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