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Baltimore Mayor Honors Henrietta Lacks

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will honor the memory of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells continue to have an impact on medicine 65 years after they were taken during a medical procedure, in a lecture for Women’s History Month.

03/13/2015

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Hopkins Hosts Henrietta Lacks Lecture Series

Johns Hopkins Hospital is hosting the fifth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture this weekend.

10/10/2014

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Feds, Family Reach Deal On Use Of DNA Information From Baltimore Woman

About 60 years ago, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital removed cancer cells from a poor, black patient named Henrietta Lacks without telling her. Those cells eventually led to many life-saving medical treatments.

08/07/2013

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Highway Marker To Honor Cancer Patient, Henrietta Lacks

A poor black woman whose tumor cells helped scientists make advances in cancer treatment is being honored with a historical highway marker near her childhood home in Virginia.

07/14/2011