Pancreatic cancer has been called the silent cancer because it is difficult to detect and almost impossible to treat successfully.
Now scientists in Cambridge are testing a new drug combination and it's giving fresh hope to patients.
Breakthroughs in the treatment of more common forms means that 80 out of every 100 breast cancer patients now survive. But it's still only 3 in 100 when it comes to pancreatic cancer. In this region alone 412 people were diagnosed with the disease in a year, 385 died.
Campaigners have welcomed a new drug trial in Cambridge but say more must be done.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson
The family of a young woman from Hertfordshire, who spent her final months completing a 'bucket list' of memorable things to do before she died, is now helping others to do the same.
Steph Knight lost her battle with a form of bone cancer earlier this year. Now her family are setting up a charity to help others create memories in their final days.
Click below to watch Luke Farrington's report.
In this report from ITV's Stand By Your Man Father's Day campaign, you can hear the inspiring story of Michael Bradbury, the father of TV presenter Julia Bradbury.
Julia persuaded Michael to go to the doctors who then caught his cancer early enough to treat it. Elodie Harper reports
ITV's 'Stand By Your Man' campaign, along with Prostate Cancer UK, is aiming to raise awareness of the disease among men and women.Read the full story ›
TV presenter Julia Bradbury's father tells ITV News about how his daughter urged him to go to the doctor - who discovered prostate cancer.Read the full story ›
John Stewart from Girton, Cambridgeshire died of prostate cancer two years ago.
As part of ITV's prostate cancer campaign, his teenage daughters Jessica, 17, and Esme, 13, tell ITV News Anglia they want other daughters to urge their dads to get themselves checked out.
A widow from Cambridgeshire who lost her husband to prostate cancer is calling on families to make sure the men in their lives go to the doctor - to get themselves checked out.
The appeal is part of ITV's Stand by your Man campaign and you can see Catherine's full story tonight at six.
As part of ITV's Stand By Your Man campaign to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer we have been talking to experts involved in research into the disease.
Among them is Professor Colin Cooper who is based at the University of East Anglia. He told ITV News Anglia about the work he is doing and the different types of prostate cancer there are.
In the first in our series of reports on ITV's Stand By Your Man Father's Day campaign, which is highlighting the issue of Prostate Cancer, we look at how serious a problem it is here in the East and what's being done to fight it.
Across ITV we are asking people to pledge their voice, to talk to men about how prostate cancer can be identified, treated or monitored, potentially saving thousands of lives every year.
In the run up to Father's Day, ITV has teamed up with the charity Prostate Cancer UK to ask people to stand by the men in their lives and unite in the fight against the disease.
The Stand By Your Man campaign is asking people to pledge to talk to the men in their lives about how prostate cancer can be identified.