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Medicine: Cancer / Legacy of Life #957791

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 31, 2010
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(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(New York: Ron Claiborne) The story of the cancer tumor cells from Henrietta Lacks†, who died in 1951, that were used to develop the polio vaccine & other medical advances presented; Lacks photos shown; details given of the secrets behind this medical tale. [Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Vincent RACANIELLO†- says we owe gratitude to Henrietta.] ["The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" author Rebecca SKLOOT†- says they just took the cells that never died.] [Daughter-in-law Bobbette LACKS†- wonders why it was kept secret.] [Son David LACKS†- reacts.]

Harris, Dan;
Claiborne, Ron

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