Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Has Cancer, Plans to Stay in Role (2)

May 6, 2019, 2:52 PM

Marriott International Inc. Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of the disease, and plans to continue working while undergoing treatment.

Sorenson, 60, and will begin chemotherapy for the stage 2 cancer next week, followed by surgery toward the end of the year, the company said May 6 in a statement.

“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,” Sorenson said in a message to Marriott employees.

Arne Sorenson
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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