Marker found in one in six people could give higher risk of lung and other cancers

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered why a gene fault found in around one in six people gives a higher risk of 26 cancer types, according to research published in Nature Cell Biology. The team believe the error involving a gene called RASSF1A could trigger a wide range of cancers and cause resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, making the cancer harder to treat.

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