New Revelations About Alex Trebek’s Family History of Cancer– Could His Sister’s Death Be Linked To The “Jeopardy!” Host’s Cancer?

Published Oct 3, 2019

New Revelations About Alex Trebek’s Family History of Cancer– Could His Sister’s Death Be Linked To The “Jeopardy!” Host’s Cancer?

One of the risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer, which Trebek has been facing since March, is a family history of cancer. About 15 percent of pancreatic cancers develop due to inherited gene mutations -- including the well-known "breast cancer gene" mutations, BRCA1 and BRCA2.

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