October 6, 2011

Jobs’s Rare Disease Ran Predictable Course


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…Michaela Banck, a pancreatic cancer expert at Mayo Clinic, said there are two reasons to undergo surgery for such a tumor. "If you think it is confined to the pancreas, there is quite a good hope that the patient has gotten rid of it once and for all," she said.

Wall Street Journal, Ron Winslow, 10/6/11

Tags: Cancer

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