Scientists link gene to lung cancer in nonsmokers

03/22/2010 | BBC

U.S. researchers identified a gene, GPC5, that appears to increase the risk of lung cancer in people who do not smoke. Although the discovery might lead to a different approach of finding those who are highly susceptible to the disease, further studies are needed to understand the association between the gene's mutation and the risk of lung cancer, said a doctor from Cancer Research UK.

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