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Professor to Lead YWCA Discussion on Science Behind ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

03.6.2014

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2014 – Dr. Angela Bauer, chair of biology at High Point University, will lead a Front Porch Conversation at High Point’s YWCA from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 20. The event is free and open to the public.

This is the second conversation focused on the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The conversations are organized and presented by the YWCA of High Point and the City of High Point’s Human Relations Office.

In the book, author Rebecca Skloot tells the true story of cancer patient Henrietta Lacks and how her cells were studied, reproduced and sold after her death without her or he family’s permission.

In the March 20 conversation, Bauer will address the science behind the story, as well as her own research involving cancer and women’s health.

“In our conversation, we will explore the biology behind the aggressive form of cervical cancer experienced by Henrietta Lacks, and discuss why it is that her tumor cells have served as such a powerful model for biomedical research,” says Bauer. “We’ll also discuss present day safeguards for protecting patients’ rights – safeguards that unfortunately were not available to protect Henrietta Lacks and her family.”

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