The type of throat cancer Jamie Dimon has is curable in as many as 90% of cases with a treatment regimen that poses challenges for his demanding work schedule as chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan.
Bloomberg News reports that Dimon, 58, said he will continue running the biggest U.S. bank by assets “as normal” while he undergoes radiation and chemotherapy for about eight weeks at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private center for the disease.
That may be hard to do, doctors said. A standard regimen includes high-energy X-rays for about 15 minutes once a day five days a week and infusions with drugs such as cisplatin once every week to three weeks, said Robert Haddad, disease center leader for the head-neck oncology program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
'The challenge with this treatment is the fact that it’s a daily treatment', Haddad said in an interview. 'Logistically it’s quite demanding because he has to go to the cancer center every day, five days a week, for seven weeks'.
After three or four weeks of treatment, it’s usually more difficult to work full-time, though it’s possible, said Haddad, who isn’t involved in Dimon’s case.
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