January 16, 2008
When I announced that I had cancer, I promised you an update when the treatments were completed. I am happy to report that I am beginning this year with some very good news. On December 21st I completed my 28th and final radiation session. In the opinion of Richard Fisher, who is treating me and is the Director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, I am in complete remission with no evidence of cancer at this time. I have begun follow up and monitoring. While there are no absolute guarantees in life, the recurrence rate for the type of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that I have is quite low.
Let me express my gratitude to Drs. Fisher, Louis (Sandy) Constine, my radiation oncologist, and Ray Mayewski, my personal physician, and the great nurses, technicians and staff at the Wilmot Cancer Center and Strong Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care and treatment that they provided. I am truly fortunate to be associated with a University that has such an outstanding hospital.
Let me also express my deep appreciation for the support that the University community has given me over the past few months. I look forward to working long into the future with you to continue to strengthen the University of Rochester.
Best wishes to all for a healthy new year.