Author(s): Hecht SS, Kassie F, Hatsukami DK, Hecht SS, Kassie F, Hatsukami DK
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Abstract Chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis is one approach to controlling the epidemic of lung cancer caused by cigarette smoking. The target for chemoprevention should be the activities of the multiple carcinogens, toxicants, co-carcinogens, tumour promoters and inflammatory compounds in cigarette smoke. At present there are many agents, both synthetic and naturally occurring, that prevent lung tumour development in well-established animal models. It seems likely that logically constructed mixtures of these agents, developed from the ground up, will be necessary for the prevention of lung carcinogenesis.
This article was published in Nat Rev Cancer
and referenced in Molecular Biology: Open Access