Items Tagged ‘nonsmokers’

March 31, 2010

First Gene Linked to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

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Nonsmokers account for 10% to 15% of lung cancer cases in Europe and North America, 30% to 40% of cases in Asian countries, and 53% of all cases in women. Up to one third of these patients carry a newly identified susceptibility gene that reduces the expression of GPC5, a glypican gene that is suppressed […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, nonsmokers


March 24, 2010

SNP Linked to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

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A gene variant may be associated with susceptibility to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, researchers have found.   Downregulation of the GPC5 gene may increase the risk of adenocarcinoma among never-smokers, Ping Yang, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reported online in Lancet Oncology. “This is the first […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, MD, nonsmokers, Ping Yang


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