Molecular cancer epidemiology can predict risk

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.124a (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:124
  1. R Colin Garner,
  2. Karen Dingley,
  3. Cynthia M Dale
  1. Unit director Research assistant Postdoctoral research fellow Jack Birch Unit for Environmental Carcinogenesis, Department of Biology, University of York, York YO1 5DD

    EDITOR,—The pioneering epidemiological studies by Richard Doll and colleagues on the links between cigarette smoking and a wide variety of cancers provide the strongest evidence for a link between environmental exposure and induction of cancer.1 It has come to our notice that the range of cancers induced by cigarette smoking could have been predicted by use of the new research techniques of molecular cancer epidemiology. This studies the molecular changes in people as …

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