Smoker's risk with lung cancer by genetics
Lung cancer studies have results to a family link, risks were found on Chromosomes 5, 6 and 15
Those with certain genetic changes on chromosome 5 were more likely to get a type of cancer called adenocarcinoma and the region highlighted on chromosome 6 seemed to influence whether a patient developed adenocarcinoma or another type called squamous cell carcinoma.
The areas of the genome have a family of genes that influence smoking cigerettes
On chromosome 15, they pinpointed two independent sites that have a role in whether or not a smoker develops lung cancer.
Dr Noemi Eiser, honorary medical director of the British Lung Foundation, said: "This research is very interesting as it provides further clues as to why some smokers are more prone to developing certain types of lung cancer.
"We now hope that with more research this discovery will lead to the development of early screening techniques and treatments for lung cancer, which is currently the UK's biggest cancer killer."
The cure for lung cancer is coming closer and every solution to prevent cancer is great.