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Esophageal and Lung Cancer

Mortality rates of esophageal and lung cancers vary between African Americans (AAs) and European Americans (EAs). The occurrence of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition leading to esophageal adenocarcinoma, is more common among EAs. In contrast, lung cancer deaths occur more frequently among AAs. JLC-BBRI investigators Xiaoxin Chen and Ricardo Richardson are using in vitro, in vivo and in silico models to explore the molecular mechanisms that contribute to esophageal and lung cancers, respectively.

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