Lung cancer in never smokers: A call to action

Charles M. Rudin, Erika Avila-Tang, Jonathan M. Samet

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The causative association between tobacco use and lung cancer is a well-established fact. However, lung cancer also occurs, at surprisingly high rates, in lifelong never smokers. In fact, lung cancer in never smokers is among the leading causes of cancer-related mortality. This CCR Focus summarizes recent data, identifies knowledge deficits, and suggests future research directions with regard to this critically important subset of lung cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5622-5625
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cancer Research
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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