Henrietta Lacks

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Hopkins Hosts Henrietta Lacks Lecture Series

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


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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.


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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.



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