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Washington University School of Medicine

In Lung Cancer, Smokers Have 10 Times More Genetic Damage Than Never-Smokers

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Caption: Lung cancer patients with a history of smoking have 10 times more genetic mutations in their tumors than those with the disease who have never smoked, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Credit: Jim Dryden

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