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.
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
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