Table 4

One-year absolute risks of lung cancer for two hypothetical risk profiles

Smoking statusBaseline (%)+Suboptimal DRC (%)+DRC + mutagen sensitivity (%)
Current smoker*8.708.9216.33
Former smoker1.202.333.06

NOTE: For details of risk calculations, see ref. 1.

  • * Seventy-five-year-old white man, current smoker, 58 pack-years, prior emphysema, hay fever, asbestos exposure, two first-degree relatives with smoking-related cancer.

  • White female former smoker, age 66 y, quit at age 54 y, dust exposure, no family history of cancer or hay fever.