Two of the region's hospitals are trialling a new form of radiotherapy treatment that's less invasive for cancer patients - in an attempt to improve their quality of life.
Doctors at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust and the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford are among 17 places across the country chosen by NHS England to evaluate the procedure's effectiveness.
Medics will still deliver a high dose of radiation but this treatment is said to be more accurate - causing less damage to other areas of the body. Katie Rowlett, has been given an exclusive look at how it works.
They call it the 'silent killer' - because - once it's detected there's just a 4% survival rate.
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK's fifth biggest cancer killer. A new report says that's partially because patients are being diagnosed too late.
More than 1.300 people in the region were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Only a small number survived.
Last week the actor Alan Rickman died from the condition.
And a man from Kent has broken a world record today to raise money for a young mother who has incurable cancer. Not content with pulling a 40 tonne lorry using just a rope and his bare hands, Rocky Troiani decided to make life difficult for himself by putting an army tank on and military truck on top. Andrea Thomas has been watching the spectacle. As well as speaking to Rocky, she also talked to cancer patient Rebecca Watts and her son Alfie.
A new machine which can treat some cancers more accurately is now being used on patients in Kent. The radiotherapy equipment is the first of its kind in the county. Tom Savvides talks to patient Chirs Lovering, Dr Rakesh Raman and Mark Fleckney from the Kent Oncology Centre.
The latest radiotherapy equipment, which can track and deal with moving cancer tumours, has been introduced in Kent.
The machine at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, is the first of its kind in the county.
It has cost £2m and can pinpoint and treat tumours more accurately.
ITV Meridian spoke to Consultant Oncologist, Dr Rakesh Raman.
Researchers at the university of Oxford have discovered a treatment that targets cancer with certain genes.
They found that mutations have become a weak point for tumours.
The Oxford team found that the cancer cells with mutations in a key cancer gene called SETD2.
ITV Meridian spoke to Study author, Dr Timothy Humphrey.
Cancer patients with `moving' tumours will be treated with ever greater accuracy thanks to a super smart radiotherapy machine.Read the full story ›
Of all the different types of cancer, those that attack the throat and oesophagus are among the most difficult to treat because they're often caught too late.
But now scientists have come up with a simple and inexpensive test, which could be done in GP surgeries when even the most minor symptoms first occur. Olivia Paterson reports.
A woman from Headcorn in Kent says she's lucky to be alive today after her dog alerted her to an undiagnosed cancer.
Colleen Ferguson says the two-year-old Alsatian began repeatedly sniffing her mouth in an strange way which led her to get a full health check - at which point the tumour was found.
David Johns reports, speaking to Colleen as well as Claire Guest from Medical Detection Dogs.
A woman from Kent who's been diagnosed with incurable cancer could soon be on the way to Disneyland with her family after fundraising efforts by local people. Rebecca Watts hopes to give her young boys some specially happy memories to remember her by in years to come.
David Johns reports, speaking to Rebecca Watts, strongman fundraiser Rocky Troiani and fellow strongman Andrew Gower.
Donations can be made via www.becsfactor.org