The Cancer Legacy of Steve Jobs?

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Just about everyone knows who Steve Jobs is but not many people have heard of Reed Jobs.  Clearly a relative and is actually his son.  Now aged 31, he wants to get into the cancer business via a venture capitalist initiative.  The headline below looks great but it means cancer, not just Neuroendocrine Cancer (note the use of Steve Jobs’ actual diagnosis).

I first heard about this and switched off after the news article stated that Steve Jobs had Pancreatic Cancer. Don’t get me wrong, I strongly believe that Pancreatic Cancer needs lots of attention and lots of funding and research.  But so does Neuroendocrine Cancer including the actual cancer that Steve had, a Neuroendocrine Tumor of pancreatic origin. 

The article which brought back my attention to the usual Steve Jobs saga, was the one I’m attaching below.  Although it does not exclude Pancreatic Cancer from the wording, unlike the first one I read (and deleted), this one goes on to say Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor.  I’m sure I can find others both saying Pancreatic Cancer only or a bit of both.  I’m really looking for one which only says Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor. 

The fund will be called Yosemite after the park where Steve Jobs and Lauren Powell got married. It has already received $200 million in contributions to the mission. Reed Jobs has a target of $400 million, which is “nearly 10 times the average size of a fund of new venture capitalists by 2022,” according to business insider.

Will we see some money going to Neuroendocrine Tumors?  We will need to wait and see but I’d like to think that Reed Jobs as the initiator of a giant pot of money, will ensure his father finally has a legacy in the cancer world with Neuroendocrine Tumors having a big piece of skin in the game. 

“Steve Jobs’ son launches millionaire fund to save people from this father’s illness”

Great headline but it means cancer rather than his actual cancer. It’s wonderful that all cancers might benefit though. 

Read the article by clicking here

The Steve Jobs cancer story

I’ve written about Steve in the article linked below and it’s managed to attract over 31,000 hits to date.  I hope more sharing of this blog and his story below will attempt to stem the avalanche of pancreatic cancer/Steve Jobs stories which come out almost daily. 

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2 thoughts on “The Cancer Legacy of Steve Jobs?

  • I’m glad to hear that Steve Jobs son has stepped up to the plate and acknowledged his father’s neuroendocrine cancer and is raising money to help find solutions. My father had neuroendocrine cancer from the year I was born until his death when I was 16. Do we know if Steve Jobs had a DNA mutation that his son could/has inherited. I learned I’d inherited my father’s when a tumor showed up at age fifty. SDHB part of the Krebs Cycle. I’ve survived 15 years by having 7 surgeries and being my own advocate to push research to find solutions and get surgeons to due complicated surgeries. My wouldn’t be alive if I hadn’t advocated for myself with my dad’s history as my “truth”.

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