Items Tagged ‘Ping Yang’

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

March 23, 2010

Gene is Linked to Lung Cancer Development in Never Smokers

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A five-center collaborative study that scanned the genomes of thousands of “never smokers” diagnosed with lung cancer as well as healthy never smokers has found a gene they say could be responsible for a significant number of those cancers…   “This is the first gene that has been found that is specifically associated with lung […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, MD, never smokers, Ping Yang

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