Lung Cancer Gene Identified

It can be shocking when a person who's never smoked...Gets lung cancer. Now, researchers say, it may be in the genes.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a cluster of genes that appear to significantly increase the risk for lung cancer, regardless of whether a person smokes. They found patients with a specific genetic mutation had a more than five times higher risk for lung cancer.

Researchers hope to one day use this gene to screen patients for the disease.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28129269 -
Gray Television, Inc.