Alex Trebek

We are very sorry to learn of the death of Alex Trebek from pancreatic cancer

Commenting on the death of Alex Trebek, host of American TV programme ‘Jeopardy!’, Diana Jupp, Chief Executive of the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK, said:

“We are very sorry to hear that Alex Trebek has died. He spoke courageously throughout his treatment for pancreatic cancer, raising the profile of this devastating disease both in the United States and globally by supporting the work of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. That this very sad news should come during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month makes it all the more poignant and our thoughts are with his family, friends and millions of fans.

He spoke courageously throughout his treatment for pancreatic cancer, raising the profile of this devastating disease both in the United States and globally by supporting the work of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.

Diana Jupp, Chief Exec of Pancreatic Cancer UK

“Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer in UK. While the last 50 years has seen significant improvement in survival for other cancers, there has been a shocking lack of progress for pancreatic cancer. It remains very difficult to diagnose and very difficult to treat – that is why we are so determined to continue funding cutting-edge research, campaigning for change and supporting patients and their loved ones.

“Our Specialist Nurses are here to help anyone affected by pancreatic cancer with free, confidential advice through the Pancreatic Cancer UK Support Line. They can be contacted on 0808 801 0707 or email nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.”

Alex Trebek: 22 July 1940 – 8 November 2020