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The Immortal Henrietta Lacks and Dr. Roland Patillo

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Who is Henrietta Lacks? She's the black woman who died at the age of 31 in Baltimore, MD from cervical cancer. Ms. Lacks is the source of "HeLa cells", which were used for vaccines to treat diseases such as Polio and HPV, among other medical advances. What can the research about  this immortal black woman tell us about black people, today? Dr. Roland Patillo, Professor of Obsterics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine discusses Henrietta Lacks, the upcoming annual "HeLa Women's Health Conference" on September 23, 2011 at Morehouse and Oprah Winfrey' s upcoming tele-pic based on Ms. Lack's life. Join Maat Magic and Siruius Sistah for this enlightening, special interview.


Join us in our After Dark Show, for more questions and comments. Date: Saturday, September 16, 2011
Time:  10:35 a.m., EST

Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0900
Participant access code: 827218