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Gene variant linked to cancer

School of Medicine researchers Laura Jean Bierut, MD (left), and Li-Shiun Chen, MD, examine X-rays of a patient with lung cancer. The two have found that smokers with a variation in a gene involved in processing nicotine are likely to keep smoking longer and develop cancer sooner than people who don’t have the gene variant. The findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. may result in changes to efforts to screen patients for lung cancer. MORE​​

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