A new report, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, highlights the link between silica and lung cancer. The paper, authored by researchers from the American Cancer Society and Emory University, reviewed recent studies that “provide new information about silica and lung cancer.” They note that the findings underscore what more than 100 other studies conducted to date have shown – that there is “strong and consistent evidence that silica exposure increases lung cancer risk.”
Lung Cancer Research News
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Africa is poised to become the “future epicenter of the tobacco epidemic,” according to a new analysis from the American Cancer Society. It warns that the number of adults in Africa who smoke could increase to 572 million by 2100, from 77 million today, unless leaders take steps to curb current trends.
The news that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) now deems air pollution as a leading cause of lung cancer has many in the research community breathing a collective sigh of relief.
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