Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, revealed in an interview with People that he is in “near remission,” according to doctors.
Trebek, 78, says in the cover story for People that he has been responding well to chemotherapy.
“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” he told the publication, adding: “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.”
The report notes, however, that Trebek is not out of the woods yet.
“Trebek says he’ll still have to go through several more rounds of chemotherapy to hopefully get into full remission, but he’s elated at how far he’s come,” People reports.