In the News: Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

On January 14, 2021, news broke that Siegfried Fischbacher, famously known as part of the magician duo Siegfried & Roy, had died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Pancreatic cancer, a gastrointestinal cancer that is caused when cancer cells grow abnormally in the pancreas, was in the news several months ago when Jeopardy game show host Alex Trebek died at the of age 80 after a nearly two-year battle with the disease.

In this four-part series below, recorded after Mr. Trebek’s passing, Dr. Jamin Morrison, Hematologist/Medical Oncologist with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, explains four key elements of this cancer diagnosis: what to know, treatment and clinical trials, genetic factors, and family history and screening. You can also learn more about pancreatic cancer in this explainer from a recent issue of our Health Connections newsletter.

At MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, our cancer specialists use the most effective diagnostic methods and the latest research to determine the best treatment plan for you. We also offer a wide network of support services, so you won’t feel alone as you fight this disease. For more information, visit our pancreatic cancer page online or call 855.MDA.COOPER (855.632.2667)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *