Myles Brand diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

  • 01/19/2009 12:42 pm in

A sad bit of news that was disclosed this past weekend: Former Indiana President and current NCAA President Myles Brand is being treated for pancreatic cancer. Brand released a statement on the last day of the NCAA convention, an event he was unable to attend due to chemotherapy.

Myles Brand, the president of the NCAA., said Saturday that he had pancreatic cancer and that his long-term prognosis was “not good.”

Brand, 66, has led the NCAA, the governing body of college sports, since 2003. He disclosed his condition in a written statement to colleagues on the final day of the NCAA convention in Oxon Hill, Md., which he was unable to attend. He said he learned of the diagnosis “very recently.”

“I am currently undergoing chemotherapy, and I am receiving excellent care” Brand said in the statement. “I will know in the next several months the success of this treatment.”

On behalf of the ITH team, I’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Brand.

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