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Reducing smoking curbs cancer: Nobel winner

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, July 11 2012 | 07:18 am

PREMIUM A US scientist says various kinds of cancer are linked to smoking, therefore cancer risk assessments need to focus on reducing tobacco consumption.

Harold Elliot Varmus, the winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medi-cine, said a person’s genetic predisposition for cancer was small compared to the enormous cancer risk from smoking or tobacco consumption.

“Genetic research is a means ...

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