Scientists in Cambridge say they could be only five years away from delivering a routine test that tells us how likely we are to get common cancers.
It follows their discovery of more genetic causes of the disease.
And they hope that by understanding the causes of cancer better, they may get closer to discovering cures, as Elodie Harper reports.
More top news
Wisbech in Cambridgeshire has been described as one of Britain's most segregated towns. We returned there to gauge reaction to the vote.
ITV News Anglia looks back on a night of drama as the East plays a key role in Britain's exit from the EU.
We look at the implications of the EU referendum result on various aspects of life in Britain.