Alex Trebek just gave an update on his battle against stage gour pancreatic cancer. The host said he believes his treatments are paying off, though they fatigue him a great deal. Still, Trebek made sure fans knew he was "feeling good" and had even been staying busy by writing a new book! In addition, he has also recorded lines to introduce a special throwback vault episode of Jeopardy! that will feature old episodes including his first ever episode hosting the iconic quiz show.
Unfortunately, according to a New York Times interview, it appears that Trebek has plans to halt his cancer treatment if the current course fails. While to some fans, this news may seem to counter the optimism given in the video above (published yesterday), there is no telling when, exactly, the interview was actually conducted versus the article being published in relation to when he taped the video giving a health update. To me, it appears that the host is currently optimistic in his current course of treatment, feels at least slightly better overall (though he has still been in a great deal of pain and discomfort), and simply wanted a worst case scenario plan in place.