Scientists in the region have made a major breakthrough in finding out how prostate cancer starts.
The team from the University of York have confirmed a link between stem cells and the cancer itself.
In years to come the findings of their research could revolutionise the way patients are treated.
You can watch the full report from Claire Montgomery below.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
An acclaimed head teacher has appeared in court accused of sexual offences against a young boy.
Police in County Durham are looking for the last person to see a teenager alive.