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Lung Cancer: A question of genes?

A possible link between a gene on chromosome 6, and lung cancer
A possible link between a gene on chromosome 6, and lung cancer
 

A study by U.S. researchers from the center cons Anderson Cancer, Texas, has established a possible link between a gene on chromosome 6, and lung cancer.

This gene may increase the risk of getting cancer even if the subject smoked only very occasionally.

In fact, for people who have no genetic risk, the risk of contracting lung cancer increases with the smoking level, but for those with this genetic factor, their risk of lung cancer is high, whatever the quantity of cigarettes they smoke each day.

This genetic predisposition also increased the risk among non smokers.

However, to date, no test of individual risk assessment of lung cancer has been established.

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