Alex Trebek is undergoing additional chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer

Speaking to Good Morning America, Alex Trebek, longtime host of Jeopardy, says that his earlier statement that he had made significant progress in beating his disease, was premature.

He says that he was put on immunotherapy after stopping chemo but his numbers went "sky high" even higher than they were when he was first diagnosed.

Here is his interview, followed by a statement he released this week for his fans.

One of the things I have learned in the past six months is that the course of pancreatic cancer treatment is not a straightforward affair. There are always curves and unexpected events.

This summer, because I was making such good progress, we thought I was finished with chemo. That was a bit premature and certainly overoptimistic. I began immunotherapy, but that didn't go well. My numbers went south – dramatically and quickly.

The doctors are now reexamining my situation, and it appears I will be having more chemo treatments ahead of me. Hey, they worked very well the first time, so we're expecting good results again.

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