Why Do Some Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer?

Simon Spivack, M.D., M.P.H., and Jan Vijg, Ph.D., explain their study that suggests some smokers don't develop lung cancer because they have strong natural protection against cancer-causing mutations in lung cells. Dr. Spivack is professor of medicine, of epidemiology & population health, and of genetics at Einstein, and a pulmonologist at Montefiore Health System. Dr. Vijg is professor and chair of genetics, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and the Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics at Einstein.

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