Introduction

By admin | Wed, 09/02/2020 - 18:52

Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. Although tobacco smoking and other environmental exposures are the major contributors to lung cancer risk, multiple family studies have demonstrated that genetic factors significantly modulate risk. The Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium has been collecting samples and data from individuals with a strong family history of LC for the last 20 years, and has assembled a unique resource of specimens and data.