Genetic susceptibility to lung cancer: implications for smoking cessation.

Julia Fisco Houfek, Jan R. Atwood

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. As information from the Human Genome Project becomes integrated into clinical practice, knowledge of genetic susceptibility for lung cancer will be used to identify persons at risk and to individualize treatments, such as prescribing chemoprevention. Nurses who assimilate genetic information into their practice can help patients to understand the implications of genetic susceptibility to lung cancer for their health and to reduce their disease risk with adaptive behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical


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