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Lung cancer • 1: Prevention of lung cancer
  1. G E Goodman
  1. Correspondence to:
    G E Goodman, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Swedish Medical Center Cancer Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA;


Cancer of the lung causes more deaths from cancer worldwide than at any other site. The environmental, genetic, and dietary risk factors are discussed and progress in chemoprevention is reviewed. A better understanding of the molecular events that occur during carcinogenesis has opened up new areas of research in cancer prevention and a number of biochemical markers of high risk individuals have been identified. It is predicted that greater success in chemoprevention will be achieved in the next decade than in the last.

  • lung cancer
  • prevention
  • risk factors
  • biochemical markers

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