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Drug research means new hope for victims of pancreatic cancer

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

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Family's 'bucket list' charity to help terminally ill

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.



Stand By Your Man campaign: Highlighting the issue of prostate cancer

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.

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