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Family history and lung cancer

Researchers are discovering more about the role genetics play in the development of lung cancer, both in those with a smoking histroy and those without. 

Learn about family history and lung cancer

Schwartz. 2004. Genetic predisposition to lung cancer. CHEST2004;125(5_suppl):86S-89S.

Cassidy et al. 2006. Family history and risk of lung cancer: age-at-diagnosis in cases and first-degree relativesBritish Journal of Cancer (2006) 95, 1288–1290.

Cote ML et al. 2005. Risk of lung cancer among white and black relatives of individuals with early-onset lung cancer. Journal of the Americn Medical Associaton 293(24):3036-3042.

Chen and Kaphingst. 2010. Risk perceptions and family history of lung cancer: Differences by smoking statusPublic Health GenomicsDecember; 14(1): 26–34.

Genetic Variant Greatly Increases Lung Cancer Risk for Light, Nonsmokers (National Human Genome Research Institute)

Studies of interest to those with a familial history of lung cancer

Family Lung Cancer Study (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine) 

Lung Cancer Study - family members and those diagnosed with lung cancer may be eligible to join (LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans)