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At the National Institutes of Health 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, ARCH members will present the following abstracts.

Oral presentations:

Kandula NR, Liu K, Dave S, Patel Y, Kanaya AM. A Family and Community-Centered Approach to Increasing Participation of South Asian Americans in Clinical Research Studies. Health Disparities Summit, NIH. Oral abstract presentation, 12/17/2012. (More...)

Lung Cancer Study

An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. The finding provides further evidence that risk of lung cancer among never-smokers, especially Asian women, may be associated with certain unique inherited genetic characteristics that distinguishes it from lung cancer in smokers.

Lung cancer in never-smokers is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and the majority of lung cancers diagnosed historically among women in Eastern Asia have been in women who never smoked. The specific genetic variations found in this study had not been associated with lung cancer risk in other populations.

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