At the beginning of the new season of Jeopardy, host Alex Trebek took to the air to inform loyal viewers of the cerebral game show that he was battling cancer. His cancer diagnosis was one that we all dread...pancreatic cancer. Admitting that he was going to fight the disease but the prognosis was not usually a good one, he promised to keep Jeopardy viewers updated. Last night he delivered this news to the audience after recently finishing taping shows for Season 35 and has hosted 50 episodes of Jeopardy! since his diagnosis. His primary plan for the next few months is to concentrate on his health, and we are scheduled to be back in the studio in July to tape shows for Season 36 that will begin airing in September. He paused in the busy tape day to give fans and friends this update.