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Cervical Cancer & Black Women – Henrietta Lacks‘ Story Part 2

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Cervical Cancer & Black Women – Henrietta Lacks‘ Story Part 2

On this week’s episode we continue the discussion of Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells have made an enormous contribution to medicine and science. We talk about the complex…
November 26, 2021

Cervical Cancer & Black Women – Henrietta Lacks‘ Story Part 2

On this week’s episode we continue the discussion of Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells have made an enormous contribution to medicine and science. We talk about the complex distrust her family has of the medical system and their fight to control her story and her cells. And lastly, we highlight organizations created by the Lacks family to honor and preserve Henrietta’s legacy. 

Resources:

https://lacksfamily.com/her-story

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/04/1043219867/henrietta-lacks-estate-sued-stolen-cells

https://www.theringer.com/2017/4/24/16037850/immortal-life-henrietta-lacks-hbo-film-oprah-winfrey-rebecca-skloot-82a1e94009f3

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03042-5

To learn more about Henrietta Lacks and her family, you can visit HELA 100 The Henrietta Lacks Initiative that was started by the Lacks family. https://hela100.org/hela100 

If you would like to suggest a medical story we should discuss on the podcast or even your own personal story of medical distrust or disparities, please email us at [email protected]

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