Trebek has been receiving treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer for the past four months. But on Monday night, he returned for the Season 36 premiere of the popular game show. I truly hope you folks have enjoyed revisiting some of our special tournaments throughout this past summer .., Alex Trebek, on 'Jeopardy!'. But today, Jeopardy! begins its 36th season on the air and I'm happy to report, I'm still here, Alex Trebek, on 'Jeopardy!'. Trebek had announced that he was "near remission" a few months ago. It's kind of mind-boggling. The doctors said they hadn't seen this kind of positive result in their memory ... some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent, Alex Trebek, to 'People'. According to CNN, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 9 percent.