North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
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.