Family history of cancer and risk of lung cancer among lifetime nonsmoking women in the United States.

@article{Wu1996FamilyHO,
  title={Family history of cancer and risk of lung cancer among lifetime nonsmoking women in the United States.},
  author={Anna H Wu and Elizabeth T. H. Fontham and P Reynolds and Raymond S. Greenberg and Patricia A. Buffler and Jonathan M. Liff and Phil Boyd and Philipe Correa},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={143 6},
  pages={535-42}
}
In a multicenter study of lung cancer in lifetime nonsmokers in the United States, 646 female lung cancer patients and 1,252 population controls were interviewed regarding history of cancer in their first-degree relatives. A 30% increased risk (95% confidence interval 0.9-1.8) was found for a history of respiratory tract cancer in parents or siblings after adjustment for exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in adult life. Lung cancer, which represented approximately two thirds of the… CONTINUE READING

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