“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s cancer battle isn’t over

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CULVER CITY, CA – APRIL 17: Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of the “Jeopardy!” Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California.

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.

Trebek told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, doctors ordered him back on the treatment.

The 79-year-old game show host announced in March that he had advanced pancreatic cancer.

But he hasn’t missed a day on the show, which tapes episodes in advance.

Sony Pictures Television producer said there have been no changes to this season’s taping and production schedule.

Trebek is taping the Tournament of Champions shows Tuesday and Wednesday as planned. Those episodes, will air Nov. 4-15.

So far, 40 episodes have been taped out of the 230 planned. “Jeopardy!” typically has a compressed shooting schedule which, as Trebek has said, gives him long breaks.