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'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. In a video posted online, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his longtime policy of being "open and transparent." Trebek said he plans to fight the disease and keep working. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths with the highest mortality rate of the major cancers. Ninety-one per cent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. The Sudbury, Ont. native has been host of the syndicated quiz show since 1984. Trebek won five Emmys as best game show host and received a lifetime achievement award from the TV academy in 2011. He and his wife, Jean Currivan, have two children.
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