Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Building: Howard-Tilton Memorial Library in Room 308
Location: uptown campus
Other Information: CLUE 308
The Reading Project Film Series presents a screening of Cancer Cell Research: The Way of All Flesh, in conjunction with the Tulane Reading Project.
For years, scientists tried to get cancer cells to reproduce outside of the body, with little success. Nearly five decades ago, a few days before a woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cancer, a scientist took samples of her cancerous cells and placed them in human placenta to see if they would grow. Not only did they grow, but Lacks’ cells have since proven vital to cancer research worldwide. This BBC documentary, referenced in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, examines how the cells advanced the war on cancer, and why they have caused controversy among scientists in the highly politicized research community. (60 minutes)
Film Series screenings enhance the Tulane Reading Project experience, giving students an opportunity to expand their knowledge about issues raised by this year’s Reading Project book and discussion group sessions.
Sponsored by: Reading Project, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library as well as Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs
Attendance: Tulane community
Open to: Faculty, Staff, Undergraduates
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