In remarks at @WHO's event honoring Henrietta Lacks, @DrNonoSimelela calls for a concerted global effort to invest & improve screening, treatment, vaccination & vigilance around cervical cancer everywhere.
"We owe it to Henrietta Lacks and her family to achieve equitable access. A world free from #cervicalcancer..."
#OnThisDay 70 years ago, we lost Henrietta Lacks to #CervicalCancer, but her cells continue to enable medical breakthroughs that save countless lives. I look forward to welcoming the @LacksFamily at @WHO on 13 October to discuss her legacy & its significance for #HealthEquity. pic.twitter.com/YgpnBqeheo
Ooh this is going to be a really interesting case: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. “made staggering profits” off of tissue taken from Henrietta Lacks during cervical cancer-related surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, a complaint alleges. news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/henrietta-lacks-estate-sues-for-profits-derived-from-tissue