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New study helps point the way toward developing personalized treatments distinct from those used for smokers’ cancers.

Study: Never-smokers' lung cancers genetically differ from smokers' tumors

Study: Never-smokers' lung cancers genetically differ from smokers' tumors

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https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/06/never-smokers-lung-cancers-genetically-different-from-smokers-tumors/

esearchers have identified unique genetic signatures of lung cancer in people who never smoked cigarettes, using whole genome sequencing to analyze tumors from this under-studied population. The new study, published Monday in Nature Genetics, more than doubles the number of sequenced lung tumors from never-smokers and helps point the way toward developing personalized treatments distinct from those used for smokers' cancers, the authors said.