So another fine human being loses out to one of the most evil cancers and it is horrific that very little has changed in the rates of survival since my mother lost her life to it over 10 years ago.
It's a cancer that creeps up on you and you won't know you've got it until it's too late - and the fact that one of the wealthiest men on the planet didn't manage to pull through speaks volumes.
Steve Jobs was quite incredible, our lives have changed in the past twenty years largely down to his vision and attitude. Not being able to solve the problem of his pancreatic cancer must have been an even bigger trial for him than for most (and I don't say that lightly either) - he was, after all, one of the biggest problem solvers of our generation.
Do you remember early Apple computers like this?
Pancreatic Awareness Month - the government funds very little in terms of research so if you see a purple ribbon buy one, every little helps...