Breaking News: Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Apple, Has Died

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation and the carcinoid/NET community express their deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, who died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  Mr. Jobs was diagnosed with an islet cell pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET)  for which he had surgery in 2004, followed by a liver transplant in April 2009.  In late August of this year he stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Apple.

Read more  about Mr. Jobs here:

Jobs, Apple Co-Founder and Visionary, Is Dead by Nick Wingfield

Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple’s co-founder transformed computers and culture,0,7210103.story

Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dies By Brandon Griggs, CNN

Steve Jobs Dies: Apple Chief Created Personal Computer, iPad, iPod, iPhone, ABC News

Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Dies At 56, NPR

Jobs Waged Eight-Year Health Fight After Rare Cancer Diagnosis, by John Lauerman, Bloomberg News (this article describes Mr. Jobs’ cancer as a neuroendocrine tumor)

Steve Jobs First Disclosed Health Problems in 2004, Announcing Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis by Marilyn Marchione  (this article describes Mr. Jobs’ cancer as an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor and briefly explains the difference between the more aggressive pancreatic cancer and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors)

Steve Jobs, dead at 56, had a rare form of pancreatic cancer by Amina Khan and Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots Blog (this article notes that Mr. Jobs “had a rare form of pancreatic cancer called pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, which produces islet cell or neuroendocrine tumors.”),0,1001171.story

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  • Barb Travalio

    I, like most in this nation, am deeply saddened by the loss of Steve Jobs, one of the most brilliant minds of our century. But I am also saddened by the fact that the true nature of his disease was not made more public. We hear that he died of pancreatic cancer, but that really isn’t the whole/true story. I can’t help but think how much this man could have accomplished for the cause/cure of all carcinoid patients if he had been more public about the real nature of his disease. I see it as an enormous lost opportunity. I am really hoping that in the weeks to come that his family or someone takes the sad fact of his death to point out that he died of a rare and relatively unknown form of cancer that needs much more attention.
    This is very personal for me. My sister has Carcinoid Cancer. I am sure that she, like many carcinoid patients, feel like a fringe group when it comes to funding and research for a cure for this disease. I just wish that Steve Jobs or someone who knew him well, would have been able to do more to help those who are struggling with the same disease.

  • Nedra Connelly

    I am grateful to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation for their support and for the information they make available about Carcinoid Cancer. The information the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation makes available about Steve Jobs is just one example.