Gene mutation may help predict lung cancer survival in nonsmokers

Posted: 9/12/2013

From HealthDay News:

Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation that's associated with a higher risk of lung cancer in women who do not smoke, but a better chance of survival in female and male lung cancer patients.

The mutation, which occurs in a gene that protects cells from oxidative stress, is found four times more often in women than in men, according to the study published Sept. 11 in the journal PLoS One. Read more.