Familial predisposition to lung cancer

Thomas A. Sellers, Gloria M. Petersen, Ping Yang

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Even in the case of a lung malignancy, such as mesothelioma, which is strongly related to asbestos exposure, familial clustering has been reported8,9 and asbestos exposure among some family members could not be proven. While dramatic case reports such as these may offer a striking clinical impression, they do not constitute sufficient evidence for the role of a genetic effect. In particular, rare familial clusters of a disease with such strong environmental influences may simply represent a chance occurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenetic Predisposition to Cancer, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781444114287
ISBN (Print)9780340762547
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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