Jobs Battles With Rare Pancreatic Cancer, Privacy

August 25, 2011

USA Today

Steve Jobs has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer for years, undergoing a series of aggressive treatments, including a liver transplant, and surviving longer than many others with the disease.

His decision to step down as Apple's CEO, however, signals that his disease — kept in check for more than seven years — is advancing beyond doctors' ability to control it, experts say.

While no one can say how Jobs will fare, "I suspect we will not be talking about years" of additional survival, says Zev Wainberg, a gastrointestinal oncologist with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center with no personal knowledge of the case... Read More