Family discusses book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A young woman who lost her life to cancer in 1951 continues to help millions even in death. Over the past six decades, cells from Henrietta Lacks have been used in the development of vaccines and medicines. Now Henrietta's grand daughter and great-grand daughter will share her incredible legacy with students at Maryville University.

The Lacks grand-daughters will host a question and answer session Monday night at Maryville University auditorium at 7pm. They will discuss the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrieta Lacks."