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Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women

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.

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NCI Press Release: Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study

NCI Cancer Bulletin: Genetic factors linked to lung Cancer in Asian women who have never smoked

News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin

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