Posted on November 13, 2012
An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. The finding provides further evidence that risk of lung cancer among never-smokers, especially Asian women, may be associated with certain unique inherited genetic characteristics that distinguishes it from lung cancer in smokers. The findings were reported Nov.11, 2012, in Nature Genetics.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study
News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin