Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Nat Rev Cancer. 2009 Jul;9(7):476-88. doi: 10.1038/nrc2674.

Chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis in addicted smokers and ex-smokers.

Author information

1
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 806, 420 Delaware Street South East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA. hecht002@umn.edu

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.

PMID:
19550424
PMCID:
PMC3876956
DOI:
10.1038/nrc2674
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Nature Publishing Group Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center