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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1454

Lung cancer mutation more common in women: The k ras mutation—associated with more aggressive lung tumours—is three times more common in women. This was the finding in a US study that followed 365 patients undergoing surgery for non-small cell adenocarcinoma over four years Mortality was almost twice as high in patients carrying …

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