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A new class of drug, designed to treat less common cases of breast cancer, could benefit up to one in five women with the disease, a study suggests.The drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, treat women with breast cancer related to inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes – a type of cancer that became well known when Angelina Jolie shared her experience with it.

Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the study involved researchers from more than 30 medical institutions.They took DNA from breast cancer tumours removed from 560 people and did whole genome sequencing. From there they developed a computer programme to recognise genetic “signatures” linked to the mutations. These results were then compared to those from people with non-inherited breast cancer.

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Speed up with the June issue of Women’s Running magazine, on sale now! We’ll run you through some classic sessions to build your running pace, and show you 11 smart shortcuts to running better. No problem running fast but can’t make the mileage? We’ve got expert advice on building up your distance. We’ll also show you how to take to the trails with confidence, and how to look after your body so that you steer clear of injury and illness. Plus, we’ve got all the usual must-have kit for road and trail, inspirational stories, race reviews and much more.