Items Tagged ‘non-smokers’

March 25, 2010

Scientists find gene that causes lung cancer in non-smokers

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A gene that can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked has been pinpointed by scientists.   Mutations in the gene – known as GPC5 – could lead to a ‘significantly higher risk’ of lung cancer among those who have never touched tobacco.   The research suggests that targetting the gene could lead […]

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Tags: Dr. Ping Yang, Lung Cancer, non-smokers


March 22, 2010

Gene can lead to lung cancer in non-smokers

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Mutations in the gene could lead to a ‘significantly higher risk’ of lung cancer among those who have not smoked cigarettes.  The research, published in The Lancet Oncology, suggests that targeting the gene could lead to new treatments for the disease, and also identify high risk patients early…   Ping Yang, from the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Dr. Ping Yang, Lung Cancer, non-smokers


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