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Vol 77, No 5 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-08-12
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Smoking and lung cancer

Ewa Jassem, Amelia Szymanowska, Alicja Siemińska, Jacek Jassem
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2009;77(5):469-473.

open access

Vol 77, No 5 (2009)
EDUCATION
Published online: 2009-08-12
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

In this review we presented a relation between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. We characterized molecular alterations resulting from carcinogens present in the cigarette smoke and presented the constitutive genetic profiles related to the increased risk of lung cancer. We also discussed a possible use of these profiles in the selection of high risk groups among the heavy smokers. Finally, a positive impact of quitting smoking in lung cancer patients, including those who have undergone curative resection, was presented.

Abstract

In this review we presented a relation between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. We characterized molecular alterations resulting from carcinogens present in the cigarette smoke and presented the constitutive genetic profiles related to the increased risk of lung cancer. We also discussed a possible use of these profiles in the selection of high risk groups among the heavy smokers. Finally, a positive impact of quitting smoking in lung cancer patients, including those who have undergone curative resection, was presented.
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Keywords

cigarette smoking; lung cancer; gene polymorphism; risk of lung cancer; screening

About this article
Title

Smoking and lung cancer

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 77, No 5 (2009)

Pages

469-473

Published online

2009-08-12

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2009;77(5):469-473.

Keywords

cigarette smoking
lung cancer
gene polymorphism
risk of lung cancer
screening

Authors

Ewa Jassem
Amelia Szymanowska
Alicja Siemińska
Jacek Jassem

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