Genetic variant linked to lung cancer in Asians

Lung cancer among never-smokers is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, the team said, noting it accounts for the majority of lung cancers among women in East Asia.

After a genome-wide association study that included approximately 14,000 Asian women, researchers found three locations – two on chromosome 6 and one on chromosome 10 – linked to the increased risk.

The authors said research was needed to investigate how these genetic variants interacted with established environmental risk factors including tobacco smoke,