Site Home   Gender and Lung Cancer       Introduction to Gender and Health   The Gender Lens Tool

1.Women may be more genetically susceptible to developing lung cancer than men.
True     False
References for this Activity
1. Baldini, E.H., Strauss, G.M. (1997) Women and Lung Cancer: Waiting to Exhale. Chest, 112 (4 Suppl): 229S-234S

Several genetic factors may play a role in carcinogenesis:[1]

  • CYP1A1 and GSTM1

  • Gastrin Releasing Peptide Receptor

  • DNA Repair Capacity

  • Oncogenes and TSG: K-ras, c-erb-2 and p53

Related Topics
Genetic Factors


1. Alberg AJ, Samet JM. Epidemiology of Lung Cancer. Chest. 2003;123:21S-49S

All references for this section