The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Frankie Denise Powell, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Respected science writer Rebecca Skloot unearths the story of the African American woman from Baltimore, Maryland, whose virulent strain of cervical cancer cells were harvested and grown for medical research. Black history, health disparities, and bench science converge in this entertaining, sociopolitical, anthropological account that relates how one poor African American woman changed the field of cancer research, and nobody knew it for 60 years.

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Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Education, Research & Policy. Fall 2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2
Language: English
Date: 2011
Book Reviews, Cancer Research, Medical Research, Biographies, African Americans, Blacks, Cell Lines, Clinical Medicine, Women, Cervical Cancer, Health Disparities, Black History, Diversity
Skloot, Rebecca
Lacks, Henrietta
Cervix Uteri – Tumors
Maryland – Baltimore

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