Smokers with lung cancer have ten times the mutations

A new study has found that lung cancer patients with a history of smoking have ten times the genetic mutations in their tumors than those who have never smoked.

While it was expected that smokers’ genomes would have more mutations, the tenfold difference was startling.

Researchers intend to conduct further studies to understand how these mutations cause and promote cancer and how they can be targeted for therapy.

Read more at Washington University in St Louis