Lung cancer death rates by smoking status: comparison of the Three-Prefecture Cohort study in Japan to the Cancer Prevention Study II in the USA.

@article{Marugame2005LungCD,
  title={Lung cancer death rates by smoking status: comparison of the Three-Prefecture Cohort study in Japan to the Cancer Prevention Study II in the USA.},
  author={Tomomi Marugame and Tomotaka Sobue and Hiroshi Satoh and Shoko Komatsu and Yoshikazu Nishino and Haruo Nakatsuka and Tomio Nakayama and Takaichiro Suzuki and Toshiro Takezaki and Kazuo Tajima and Suketami Tominaga},
  journal={Cancer science},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={120-6}
}
Cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for lung cancer. However, the magnitude of the relative risk (RR) on lung cancer mortality in relation to cigarette smoking is reported to be lower in Japan than in Western countries. We investigated whether this discrepancy could be explained by differences in the exposure to cigarettes smoked, by differences in sensitivity to smoking, or by differences in lung cancer mortality among non-smokers. We examined the 10-year follow-up data on 88,153… CONTINUE READING
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