David Jackman, MD | Authors

Fire Without Smoke: Lung Cancer in ‘Never-Smokers’

January 15, 2010

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer mortality, accounting for over 160,000 deaths in the United States and 1.18 million deaths worldwide each year.[1,2] Though tobacco smoking remains the most strongly associated risk factor for the development of lung cancer, 10% to 15% of lung cancer patients in the United States lack any history of tobacco use.