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Evidence for a genetic susceptibility to lung carcinoma
  1. C Carlin
  1. Clinical Research Fellow, Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK; ccarlin@tiscali.co.uk

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Previous studies of the genetic epidemiology of lung cancer have suggested a modest (twofold) increased risk associated with a family history of lung cancer. It has been unclear whether the increased risk observed reflected genetic factors specific to lung cancer, genetic modifiers of nicotine addiction (leading to increased tobacco …

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