Navigation Links
Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women
Date:11/11/2012

An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. The finding provides further evidence that risk of lung cancer among never-smokers, especially Asian women, may be associated with certain unique inherited genetic characteristics that distinguishes it from lung cancer in smokers.

Lung cancer in never-smokers is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and the majority of lung cancers diagnosed historically among women in Eastern Asia have been in women who never smoked. The specific genetic variations found in this study had not been associated with lung cancer risk in other populations.

Although environmental factors, such as secondhand smoke (also known as environmental tobacco smoke) or exhaust from indoor cooking are likely account for some cases of lung cancer among Asian women who have never smoked, they explain only a small proportion of the disease. To gain a better understanding of lung cancer in Asian female never-smokers, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, partnered with researchers from several other countries to create the Female Lung Cancer Consortium in Asia to conduct one of the largest genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in female never-smokers to date. GWAS compares DNA markers across the genome between people with a disease or trait to people without the disease or trait.

"This study is the first large-scale genome-wide association study of lung cancer among never-smoking females anywhere in the world," said Qing Lan, M.D., Ph.D., a senior investigator in NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and the leader of the study.

The consortium, whose findings were reported Nov.11, 2012, online in Nature Genetics, c
'/>"/>

Contact: NCI Press Office
ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov
301-496-6641
NIH/National Cancer Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Variations of a single gene can lead to too much or too little growth, study shows
2. USF researchers identify gene mutation linked to old age hearing loss
3. Sinusitis linked to microbial diversity
4. BUSM/VA Boston Healthcare System investigators identify new gene linked to PTSD
5. Protein involved in DNA replication, centrosome regulation linked to dwarfism, small brain size
6. Gene mutations linked to most cases of rare disorder -- Alternating Hemoplegia of Childhood
7. BGI reports the latest finding on NMNAT1 mutations linked to Leber congenital amaurosis
8. New gene mutations linked to ALS and nerve cell growth dysfunction
9. Viruses linked to algae that control coral health
10. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) linked to abnormal stem cells
11. Low vitamin D levels linked to weight gain in some older women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women
(Date:8/17/2015)... 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... the growing mobile commerce market and creator of the ... Q4 2015. The new marketing campaign is being spearheaded ... Marketing Group ( http://amplitudemarketing.com/ ) and TPMG ( http://tmpg.com/ ... in retail driven marketing and brand awareness and has ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... YORK , Aug. 12, 2015  New ... hackers can attack Android phones to steal users, ... the increasing availability of fingerprint scanners on mobile ... utmost concern. To secure biometrics on mobile devices, ... to augment these convenient authentication systems with strong ...
(Date:8/10/2015)... and TELTOW, Germany , August ... (SMI), a world leader in Eye Tracking Technology ... of its OEM Eye Tracking Platform for integration into ... Platform contains reference designs for seamless integration of eye ... virtual reality HMDs and augmented reality smart glasses. Omnivision,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc. Launches Sales Campaign for Wocket Smart Wallet with Award Winning Marketing Team 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches Sales Campaign for Wocket Smart Wallet with Award Winning Marketing Team 3HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 2HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 3SMI Completes OEM Eye Tracking Platform to Cover All Consumer Displays 2SMI Completes OEM Eye Tracking Platform to Cover All Consumer Displays 3
... to improve rice varieties, a Purdue University researcher was part ... rice by using a process that focuses on one gene. ... the gene that decides how many shoots will form on ... gene evolved over time through natural selection and human interaction. ...
... technology deployed on airplanes is helping scientists quantify ... from non-native plants and other environmental factors that ... Institution scientists involved in the research published their ... and hope it will help other researchers ...
... Ariz., Jan. 2009) A Northern Arizona University political ... studying their agricultural expertise and exposing trade agreements ... For more than 30 years, Carol Thompson has ... months or years at a time living in ...
Cached Biology News:Gene's past could improve the future of rice 2Scientists use lasers to measure changes to tropical forests 2New book plants seed for biodiverse food production 2New book plants seed for biodiverse food production 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... DUBLIN , Sep. 02, 2015 ... ) has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s ... Companies" to their offering. This ... as a characteristic that can be objectively measured ... or pathogenic processes as well as pharmacological responses ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , September 2, 2015 ... the winners of the 2015 BeHEARD science challenge, a ... offers rare disease researchers, access to the latest life ... its drug repositioning and pathway analytics capability to support ... Nation Foundation in the study of Niemann-Pick Disease Type ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Australian prostate cancer technology company ... science prize recognising ,outstanding, science that uses its patented ... launch a novel prostate cancer diagnostic test known as ... consortium taking out the peer-reviewed Australian Museum Eureka Science ... This prize is awarded for ground breaking ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 BioLight Life Sciences ... "Company"), a firm that invests in, manages and ... announced today that presentations highlighting its IOPtiMate™ system ... at the Ophthalmology Futures European Forum and the ... & Refractive Surgeons ("ESCRS"), both taking place in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Updated 2015 Biomarkers Report - Latest Technologies, Markets and Companies Insights to 2024 with over 1,000 References 2Updated 2015 Biomarkers Report - Latest Technologies, Markets and Companies Insights to 2024 with over 1,000 References 3Biovista Sponsors Wylder Nation Foundation's Research on Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency 2Prostate Cancer Company Minomic Wins Prestigious Eureka Science Prize 2Prostate Cancer Company Minomic Wins Prestigious Eureka Science Prize 3Presentations to Highlight BioLight's IOPtiMate[TM] System at Upcoming European Ophthalmology Conferences 2Presentations to Highlight BioLight's IOPtiMate[TM] System at Upcoming European Ophthalmology Conferences 3
... two of a three-part series focusing on the past, present and future ... up to WTNs interview with Nettles in March 2003. , ... During the next six to 12 months, what Dept. of Commerce initiatives ... Nettles: I had a meeting with Gov. Doyle a couple of ...
... the effectiveness of your companys next web site is to let ... process of paper prototyping. , ,Paper prototyping is a fast, low-cost ... of a web site design and inviting some of your users ... instead of a mouse, to complete important tasks. , ,As ...
... has emerged as a new leading security solution that ... more holistic and efficient approach to security. It is ... networks. , ,Most security imperatives from an IT perspective ... a host of similar components of network security. But ...
Cached Biology Technology:WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 2) 2WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 2) 3WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 2) 4WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 2) 5How Good Does Your Web Site Look on Paper? 2IP Surveillance - Another Piece of the Converged Network 2IP Surveillance - Another Piece of the Converged Network 3
Request Info...
... Calmodulin Sepharose 4B, ... single-step purification of ... proteins.Purification of calmodulin-regulated ... eukaryotic cells. Category: ...
...
AdestaTM Tissue/Cell Preservation Medium Sterile / Non-sterile: Sterility Tested Endotoxin: ...
Biology Products: