Genetic component of lung cancer: cohort study of twins.

  title={Genetic component of lung cancer: cohort study of twins.},
  author={Marisa Braun and Neil E. Caporaso and William F. Page and Robert Nathaniel Hoover},
  volume={344 8920},
Epidemiological and molecular epidemiological findings suggest that inherited predisposition may be a component of lung cancer risk and an important modulator of the carcinogenic effects of cigarette smoke. We have carried out a genetic analysis of lung cancer mortality on the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Twin Registry. The registry is composed of 15,924 male twin pairs who were born in the USA between 1917 and 1927 and who served in the armed forces during World War… CONTINUE READING
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