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A daughter’s love, down to the cellular level. #HBO #HenriettaLacks @oprah @reneeelisegoldsberry

The real@RebeccaSkloot and Rose Byrne who plays Rebecca in #HenriettaLacks #HBO tonite 8pm

It is my honor to celebrate the legacy of #HenriettaLacks by sharing the cover of @Essence April issue with BEAUTIFUL @Oprah! Available on newsstands 3/24! #Essence #HELA @HBO! http://www.essence.com/celebrity/oprah-renee-elise-goldsberry-essence-april-2017-cover

@hboofficial premiere of #HenriettaLacks - the story of a black woman's miracle cells which just might save your life - with Leslie Uggams. Don't know, chilrens? Ax. And, correct, apparently she has no time for the whole aging thing.

"There's no story without struggle. I honor my own struggle, because I recognize that there's nothing that's happened to me that cannot be useful in the future." - Queen Mother Oprah, on turning pain into power. #WisdomWednesday (It's still Wednesday on the West Coast.) 😬
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#Oprah delivers a brilliantly complex, award-worthy, must-see performance in The Immortal Life of #HenriettaLacks, a young black woman who inadvertently became the Mother of Modern Medicine when her cancer cells, which were posthumously harvested without her permission, became one of the most important cell lines ever discovered. 🎥 premieres 4/22 on #HBO.

Just in case you missed it: #Repost @coloringpins
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Our #henriettalacks pins are live! 🎉 When I saw the movie, I immediately wanted to do what I could to honor her. Thank you @oprah for telling her story and starting the conversation. Thank you @reneeelisegoldsberry for embodying henrietta!🙏🏾 100% of the proceeds will go to the Henrietta Lacks foundation. Lets do it! 🙌🏾" #blackpinmakerleague #bpml

Grateful to be a part of an amazing event next week that will bring awareness to #henriettalacks as she changed the face of medicine in her journey with #cancer. @wecanwearwhite, Her Viewpoint and Hologic will bring you an evening of inspiration and hope. Dream until your dreams come true! @Oprah learned about #henriettalacks in 2010 after reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and dreamed about sharing her story on a big platform. Approximately 7 years later, on April 22, her dream came true. Whatever you're dreaming about, we enourage you to keep dreaming until your dreams come true.
#hboinspires #HeLaCures #HELA #henriettalacks #TBT #advocate #empowerment #wecanwearwhite #pelvichealth #womenshealth #health #wellness #gynecology #cervix #CervicalCancer #atlanta #reneeelisegoldsberry #drjackie #jessicashepherdmd

I wanted to stay in Italy longer, but breathing in @oprah's air tonight makes me beyond happy to be home #Oprah #henriettalacks #hbo

One of the greatest story tellers spanning genres of American Art #georgecwolfe! I already know his latest project with @hbo & @oprah #henriettalacks is going to be a powerful piece of art!

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Sunday, book day. La storia pazzesca di una donna e delle sue cellule, famose come HeLa, e delle scoperte fatte grazie alla ricerca su di esse che l'hanno resa ad insaputa dei famigliari una delle donne più importanti per la medicina del 900. La storia della sofferenza della sua famiglia ignara di tutto. I quesiti etici sulla donazione di tessuti e ricerca. Leggetelo.

In 1951, a young woman from Baltimore dies of cancer. Her death changed medical science for ever.
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . .
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Rebecca Skloot's fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.
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Watch the film adaptation on HBO now starring Oprah Winfrey and Renée Elise Goldberry
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The original book is available at Bookalicious for RM35
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@rebeccaskloot #henriettalacks #theimmortallifeofhenriettalacks #greatwomeninhistory #MYMediaTieIn #biologicalsciences @oprah @reneeelisegoldsberry @hbo_asia #MYNonFiction #myfilmtiein

J. Marion Sims was a gynecologist in the 1800s who purchased Black women slaves and used them as guinea pigs for his untested surgical experiments. He repeatedly performed genital surgery on Black women WITHOUT ANESTHESIA because according to him, "Black women don't feel pain.” Despite his inhumane tests on Black women, Sims was named “the father of modern gynecology”, and his statue currently stands right outside of the New York Academy of Medicine. #FightSupremacy
#hela
#melanin
#blackwomen
#obgyn
#strong
#strengthofawoman
They thought they could #eraseus
#removethestatue

The highly anticipated yearly STEM event remembering the Mother of Modern Medicine has been announced by Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture. Henrietta Lacks is best known for her cell line, HeLa. Diagnosed with cervical cancer, doctors took samples of her tissue without consent. Physicians discovered that her cells reproduced at higher rates and lived longer than any cells in medical history.The HeLa Immortal Cell Line revolutionized medicine with the development of treatments such as the Polio Vaccine, Pap Smear, blood type identification, cancer drug Herceptin, space biology, and DNA gene mapping. HeLa has affected everyone in some way. If you've ever needed medical treatment, HeLa may have helped. This event will allow you to meet her family as well as speak with medical professionals about The HeLa cell line. Free and open to the public. Registration is in my bio

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#GoodReads Just finished reading the story of #HenriettaLacks, the woman behind the HeLa cells that have been (and are still being) used in medical research, decades after she died. The book gives scientific history of the cells, and tells the story of the Lacks Family and their trials with dealing with their Mother's "contributions" to science. It was a great read!

Grateful to be a part of an amazing event next week that will bring awareness to #henriettalacks as she changed the face of medicine in her journey with #cancer. @wecanwearwhite, Her Viewpoint and Hologic will bring you an evening of inspiration and hope. Dream until your dreams come true! @Oprah learned about #henriettalacks in 2010 after reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and dreamed about sharing her story on a big platform. Approximately 7 years later, on April 22, her dream came true. Whatever you're dreaming about, we enourage you to keep dreaming until your dreams come true.
#hboinspires #HeLaCures #HELA #henriettalacks #TBT #advocate #empowerment #wecanwearwhite #pelvichealth #womenshealth #health #wellness #gynecology #cervix #CervicalCancer #atlanta #reneeelisegoldsberry #drjackie #jessicashepherdmd

Learning about journal reviewing and issue layout. "If you don't have IRB approval, be a grown up researcher or you're not going to be able to publish!" - John Saultz, MD, EIC of @stfm_fm #henriettalacks #tuskegee #neverforget #qotd #FamilyMedicine #STEM #science #peerreview #septemberissue

Dream until your dreams come true! @Oprah learned about #henriettalacks in 2010 after reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and dreamed about sharing her story on a big platform. Approximately 7 years later, on April 22, her dream came true. Whatever you're dreaming about, we enourage you to keep dreaming until your dreams come true!
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#HBOInspires #wecanwearwhite #healthfilm #TheImmortalLifeOfHenriettaLacks #HeLaCures #HPV #UterineHealth #HeLaCells #HenriettaLacks #CervicalCancer #cervicalhralthawareness #womenshealth #advocacy #FBF #awareness #empowerment #history #flashback #discoverwhoyouare #Friday

Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.” ~Proverb. Four months ago, the amazing @tgvwearswhite of @wecanwearwhite and I envisioned an event that would speak to #womenshealth. Today we are proud to present this event with #Hologic, that will empower women to be an advocate in their own health. The #legacy of #HenriettaLacks has allowed us to progress in science and health. Join us in #Atlanta as we discuss this important film with #reneeelisegoldsberry the Tony Award winning actor and @therealdrjackie in her journey with #cancer.
#hboinspires #HeLaCures #HELA #HeLaCells #henriettalacks #TBT #advocate #empowerment #wecanwearwhite #pelvichealth #womenshealth #health #wellness #gynecology #cervix #CervicalCancer #obgyn #medicine #atlanta #reneeelisegoldsberry #drjackie #jessicashepherdmd

The #tbt this week/mth goes to Henrietta Lacks (born in 1920 in Virigina USA. dies of cancer (?) 1951) , who's cells were the first ever immortalized cell line. This was done without her consent or knowledge.  #readaboutit

In and around 1950/51, Henrietta Lacks (then 30/31 yrs old), a black woman , goes to Johns Hopkins, the only hospital in the area that treated black patients (they still had to be treated in a separate, negroward, of course) complaining of a "knot" in her womb. She is checked and tested and eventually diagnosed with cevical cancer.
During the first day of treatment, two samples are taken from Henrietta's cervix WITHOUT her permission or knowledge, and she is sent home after her treatment. Long story short: From these sample, the HeLa cell line was created.
Today, HeLa cells have been cut up, have multiplied, have been shared/given/sold/shipped around the world and continue to be used in research labs around the world. They have helped in prominent medical research, revolutionary discoveries, in vitro cancer research, have helped eradicate polio, " flew in early space shuttle missions and sat in nuclear test sites around the world. In the 50's, HeLa cells helped researchers understand the differences between cancerous and normal cells, and quickly became a standard laboratory tool for studying the effects of radiation, growing viruses and testing medications. HeLa is still one of the most widely used cell lines." People actually made money with it and from it.

The lacks family only found out about 2 decades after the theft of their matriarch's cells. They were being used and shared and multiplied for research, without anyone's permission in the Lacks family.
So... Here's to Henrietta, who continues to save lives, whatever their skin tone ('cus cancer and them don't care what you look like). Xo

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