Alex Trebek's 'Mind Boggling' Cancer Update

Says "some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”

May 29, 2019
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PEOPLE is reporting that Alex Trebek's latest cancer update is incredibly positive!

The Jeopardy host, who announced that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, says that doctors have announced that he is in "near remission." 

In a new cover story for PEOPLE, Trebek says, “It’s kind of mind-boggling. The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory…some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”

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The disease typically has a 9 percent survival rate.

78-year-old Trebek still has several rounds of chemotherapy left but he is incredibly positive about how things have gone so far, counting well-wishes from fans as a contributing factor to how well the chemo treatments have worked.