Famous Tumors May 18, 2010

from WNYC's Radiolab· ·

Hela cells

In this new hour of Radiolab: an unflinching look at the good, bad…and ugly side of tumors. Robert tries to touch–literally touch–the tumor that killed President Ulysses S. Grant. And we get to know the woman who unknowingly held the key to unlocking modern medical advancements (from polio vaccines to chemotherapy drugs) in her tumor cells. Read more.

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Hela cells

In this new hour of Radiolab: an unflinching look at the good, bad…and ugly side of tumors. Robert tries to touch–literally touch–the tumor that killed President Ulysses S. Grant. And we get to know the woman who unknowingly held the key to unlocking modern medical advancements (from polio vaccines to chemotherapy drugs) in her tumor cells. Read more.

If you do not see flash audio player please install the latest flash player.

Photo: flickr/GE Healthcare