Alex Trebek, host of the American syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" since 1984, announces that he has been diagnosed with terminal stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He plans to continue hosting during his treatment.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans and strong mechanistic evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect. This association was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer. Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.
Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. Her obituary acknowledges her 27-year relationship with a woman.
Canadian-American game show personality Alex Trebek suffers a mild heart attack, but is expected to "fully recover".
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc., dies of pancreatic cancer.
IBM's Watson artificial intelligence program wins on the U.S. quiz show "Jeopardy!", defeating Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, the series' most successful contestants. [https:--www.pcmag.com-article2-0,2817,2380489,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121 (PC Mag)] "Watson" used Wikipedia, among other sources, as its knowledge base "[https:--vancouversun.com-entertainment-Watson+computer+Ottawa+roots-4290481-story.html (The Vancouver Sun)]" "[https:--www.npr.org-2011-02-11-133686004-IBM-Computer-Faces-Off-Against-Jeopardy-Champs (NPR)]" "[http:--www.ibm.com-ibm100-us-en-icons-watson- (IBM)]"