Navigation Links
New research shows genetic test for lung cancer risk prompts smokers to quit
Date:11/8/2010

Philadelphia November 8, 2010 New research shows a gene-based test for lung cancer risk assessment motivates smokers to quit or cut down, according to results of a clinical study presented today at the American Association of Cancer Research's Ninth Annual Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.

Six months after taking the Respiragene test to identify susceptibility for lung cancer risk, 32% of the randomly recruited smokers in the study had quit smoking altogether and a further 48% had reduced their intake of cigarettes. More than half of the smokers taking the risk test (63%) had used nicotine replacement products, the first line therapy recommended to help smokers quit. More than 90% of those who took the risk stratification test said they would recommend it to family and friends who smoked.

"The findings from this research support other studies showing gene-based risk testing of smokers leads to significantly reduced smoking rates," said Dr Robert Young, Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics at Auckland University, who presented the study findings. "Current quit rates are pretty dismal. Given the number of lung cancer deaths each year, improving those quit rates must be a priority."

Only about 4% to 7% of people are able to quit smoking on any given attempt without medicines or other help, according to the American Cancer Society.

Lung cancer kills more than 440 Americans a day and more than 157,000 a year. In the United States, lung cancer accounts for nearly 30% of all smoking-related deaths. The single most important action a smoker can take to reduce their risk is to quit smoking. Although the link between smoking and lung cancer is well knownapproximately 90% of lung cancers are diagnosed in current or former smokerssmoking rates remain static in many states in the US despite ongoing public health initiatives.

"We found the results of the study very reassuring,"
'/>"/>

Contact: Ken Li
kli@chempetitive.com
312-532-4675
Chempetitive Group
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hebrew University researchers discover expanded role for cancer-causing gene
2. Common Foot Disorders Can Be Inherited, Research Shows
3. ASHG 2010: New research on implications of direct-to-consumer and clinical genetic testing
4. Research Suggests Link Between Handedness and Dyslexia
5. Breakthrough in cancer vaccine research
6. NTU and A*STAR launch joint Ph.D. research program in immunology
7. Film director launches pioneering hearing research
8. New research shows disparities in hospice enrollment are not likely related to access
9. Researchers expand cyberspace to fight chronic condition in breast cancer survivors
10. VA names UCI orthopedic biomedical engineer a senior research career scientist
11. Researchers led by St. Michaels Hospital receive grant to teach new method of CPR
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2014)... Lifeinsurancequoteterm.net has released a new blog post ... insurance plan provides for vulnerable family members. , ... a top priority for every provider. It is now ... examinations and visiting a doctor. , Life insurance ... coverage up to $300,000, but only to healthy applicants. ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Ticket Down ... concert tickets for her 2015 “Honeymoon Tour.” This well-known ... for added savings. , In early 2015, fans will have ... the world across North America. Twenty-one-year-old Ariana Grande will hit ... will take her to 25 cities across the United States ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, Best Cheap Hosting USA (best-cheap-hosting-usa.com), ... new website. The new site provides the latest ... for customers. Here, people can find a lot ... Also, it has recommended some excellent web hosting ... the great web hosting suppliers, InMotion ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/InMotion/ ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, an innovative company that provides many ... has launched a special offer for its brand new ... among worldwide clients. Now, all the company’s new and ... on its website. , Additionally, the firm also offers ... Great custom made items can be ordered at its ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 2014 RBSEO Services, which has occupied ... has announced it provides an affordable website SEO (Search ... This announcement would benefit those new and old businesses ... cannot afford to pay a big amount for their ... their websites in top search results for their business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:No Medical Exam Life Insurance Provides Financial Protection for Families 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fairfax, Worcester, Toronto, Uncasville, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Atlanta On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fairfax, Worcester, Toronto, Uncasville, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Atlanta On Sale Today 3Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Launches Its New Website And Recommends InMotion To Worldwide People 2Health News:Discounted 2014 Prom Dresses Provided By Innovative Company UWDress.com 2Health News:RBSEO Services Announces Affordable Website SEO Service at Only $175 2
... treat at all , , FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- ... complications in women, a European study finds. , Doctors use ... In this way, they gain time to allow steroids to ... mother to be transferred to a medical facility with a ...
... DENVER, March 6 Muscle Pharm is proud to announce ... be the exclusive Nutritional Supplement Sponsor of Shane Carwin."We are ... an absolute Freak, and a true specimen," said Brad Pyatt, ... the UFC, and is headed into his biggest professional fight ...
... Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX ) today announced that its ... 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Hilton Hotel ... Jersey 07078. The record date for stockholders entitled to ... Valeant , Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) ...
... Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) and Cypress ... they expect to ship Savella(TM) (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin ... wholesalers and pharmacies by mid 2009. Savella was approved ... January 14, 2009 and was originally expected to be available ...
... FRANCISCO, Calif., March 6 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Ryan Maynard, the company,s vice president and chief ... overview at the Barclays Capital Healthcare Conference in ... p.m. EDT.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030226/RIGLLOGO )To access the ...
... Endocare, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENDO ), an ... minimally invasive technologies used by urologists and interventional radiologists ... the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. ... in revenue compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Safety of Labor-Delaying Drugs Questioned 2Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 2Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 3Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 4Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 5Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 6Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 3Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 4Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 5Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 6Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 7Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 8Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 9Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 10Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 11
(Date:9/19/2014)... CHICAGO, Ill. , Sept. 19, 2014  The ... ABBV ) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 ... payable Nov. 17, 2014 to stockholders of record at ... About AbbVie AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical ... company,s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people ...
(Date:9/19/2014)...  4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the ... implants on the market today at this weekend,s ... Chicago .  The Osteotomy Truss System is ... with 74 size options included in one versatile set. ... 15 to 18 implant sizes, which limited a surgeon,s ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 The American Association for ... Design and Manufacturing has joined the AAHomecare Corporate Partner ... Harvey Diamond have been actively involved in AAHomecare ... it has quickly grown into a major global manufacturer ... Drive allows AAHomecare to increase efforts on behalf of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:4WEB Medical Unveils 3D-Printed Osteotomy Truss System 2Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program 2
... TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. today announced ... Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics to supply reagents for Osmetech,s ... System and the eSensor(R) XT-8 System for Warfarin ... Osmetech with custom oligonucleotides, which are required reagents ...
... announced today that its proprietary XD(R) Technology boosts ... processes by 5-10 fold for the production of ... labs of DSM Biologics in Groningen, The Netherlands ... can be increased 5-10 fold over their previous ...
Cached Medicine Technology:TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Announces Supply Agreement With Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics 2DSM Announces Yield Boosts of 5-10 Fold With XD(R) Technology for Mammalian Manufacturing Platforms 2DSM Announces Yield Boosts of 5-10 Fold With XD(R) Technology for Mammalian Manufacturing Platforms 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: