“Cancer experts said Wednesday that there was little remarkable about the progress of the rare, relatively slow-moving form of pancreatic cancer that afflicted Apple Inc.’s co-founder Steve Jobs for at least the past seven years, except that he had a liver transplant as part of his treatment,” Ron Winslow reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“‘Living six or eight years following a diagnosis is not unusual,’ said Margaret Tempero, a pancreatic-cancer expert at the University of California, San Francisco, who wasn’t involved in treating Mr. Jobs,” Winslow reports. “About 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year and for the vast majority it is quick death sentence: about 80% die within the first year after diagnosis, according to the National Cancer Institute.”
Winslow reports, “But Mr. Jobs had what is called a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor, a type that accounts for fewer than 5% of pancreatic cancers and, experts say, differs substantially from the more common kind.
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