Arne Sorenson, president and ceo of Marriott International, was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He will remain in his role while undergoing treatment.
“The cancer was discovered early. It does not appear to have spread and the medical team—and I—are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure. In the meantime, I intend to continue working at the company I love. Let me make one request, look ahead with me. We have great work underway at Marriott. I am as excited by what we can accomplish together as I have ever been,” Sorenson said in a statement released by Marriott.
Sorenson’s treatment plan will begin with chemotherapy, and surgery is anticipated near year end 2019.
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