Published in Cancer Weekly, April 29th, 2003
The study, still ongoing, compared family histories of cancer in the immediate families of 806 lung cancer patients with that of a group of 663 control families, and provides indirect evidence that variation in individual susceptibility to smoking and cancer may be genetically determined.
Aggregation of cancer in families can be due to shared exposures, shared genes, or a combination of both, said Carol Etzel, PhD, a...
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