Studies associate gene mutation with lung cancer risk

04/2/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The · Yahoo!

Three independent studies found that a gene mutation on chromosome 15 may heighten lung cancer risk by about 80% among smokers with two copies of the variant and about 30% in those who had one copy. The studies, however, were at odds on whether the variants directly increased the risk of lung cancer or indirectly increased the risk by causing more smoking.

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