Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

April 17, 2015 4:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

People usually are screened for lung cancer based on how much they smoke and their age, the researchers said. But this new study supports the idea of using genetic information to target people who might not be screened otherwise, said study first author Dr. Li-Shiun Chen, of Washington University Sc...

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