Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, died of cancer in 1951. Her cancer cells, taken without her knowledge, have proved to be unique as they are the first human cells that could be grown in a lab and were “immortal” (they did not die after a few cell divisions). The extraordinary story of Henrietta Lacks, the multimillion-dollar industry that grew from her cancer cells and the impact on science are told in a documentary, The Way of all Flesh, by Adam Curtis. The story is also told in Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is available at Hamilton Campus library. Oprah Winfrey is believed to be interested in making a movie of Henrietta’s life so get to the facts before Hollywood does.