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COUZIN-FRANKEL: Bad luck and cancer: A science reporter’s reflections on a controversial story

Given the furor, I wondered: Had I gotten it wrong? Had the authors? Answering these apparently straightforward questions proved surprisingly difficult, exposing the challenges that come with communicating science, and the desire by scientist-authors and
Science
added Jan 16, 2015 14:59
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Response to Transdermal Selegiline Smoking Cessation Therapy and Markers in the 15q24 Chromosomal Region

Variants in genes encoding cholinergic receptors affect abstinence, craving and mood in selegiline-treated smokers. Selegiline primarily affects dopamine levels in the brain, but cholinergic input affects nicotine-induced dopaminergic activity. These mark
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 16, 2015 10:23
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'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

slower metabolizers seeking to kick the habit will probably have a better treatment experience with the aid of a nicotine patch than the quit-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix). The finding is based on the tracking of more than 1,200 smokers undergoing s
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 12, 2015 13:49
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Gene mutations put some smokers at pancreatitis risk

"Our new study identifies gene variants, which when combined with lifestyle factors make people susceptible to chronic pancreatitis and may be useful to prevent patients from developing it," said David Whitcomb, chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jan 11, 2015 04:10
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Genetic Variants and Early Cigarette Smoking and Nicotine Dependence Phenotypes in Adolescents [FREE FULL TEXT]

Because the genetic predictors differ, specific cigarette smoking and ND phenotypes should be distinguished in genetic studies in adolescents. Fifteen of the 16 top-ranked SNPs identified in this study were from loci involved in dopaminergic pathways
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
added Jan 8, 2015 22:45
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Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

But that's not an excuse to give up on those new year's resolutions already. In the US, 6.9% of people develop lung cancer, 0.6% brain cancer and 0.00072% get tumours in their laryngeal (voice box) cartilage at some point in their lifetime. Toxins from
BBC Online
added Jan 2, 2015 22:50
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Two-thirds of adult cancers largely ‘down to bad luck’ rather than genes

The other nine cancers occurred more often than the random mutation rate would predict, suggesting that inherited genes or lifestyle factors were the main cause. They included lung cancer, where smoking is the major cause, and skin cancer, which can be tr
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 2, 2015 22:48
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Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions

results suggest that only a third of the variation in cancer risk among tissues is attributable to environmental factors or inherited predispositions. The majority is due to "bad luck," that is, random mutations arising during DNA replication in normal,
Science
added Jan 2, 2015 22:42
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[UK] O'HARA/GRRLSCIENTIST: Bad luck, bad journalism and cancer rates | Please, journalists, get a clue before you write about science

examine one effect: that of smoking on lung cancer rates. The cancer risk is 18 times higher in smokers than non-smokers. Since roughly 18 percent of the adult US population are smokers (according to the CDC), this suggests that for lung cancer, about 75
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 2, 2015 22:25
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Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study

Although unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking, are a contributing factor, the researchers concluded that the "bad luck" of random mutations plays a key role in the development of many forms of cancer.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 2, 2015 21:25
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