North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Together these two types of cancer threaten more than one in ten American women during their lifetime. While the incidence of breast and ovarian cancers is slightly lower in African American (AA) women compared with their European American (EA) counterparts, mortality rates for AAs are significantly higher. JLC-BBRI and NCCU investigators Jodie Fleming, K Sean Kimbro, TinChung Leung, John Scott and Xiaohe Yang are examining various aspects of metastasis (tumor spreading), angiogenesis (formation of tumor blood supply), and genetic differences in innate immunity in breast and ovarian cancer for important clues that can be used to develop more effective and specific treatments for AA and EA women fighting these cancers.