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Countering the 'Cinderella cancer'

There is quite a lot of excitement at the fact scientists have identified 80 new genetic markers for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer in one of the largest studies of its kind ever undertaken. The research, led by academics at Cambridge University and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, looked at samples from over 200,000 people - half with, and half without, cancer.

The Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 28 March 2013.

  • 28 Mar 2013
  • From the section Health