The president of St. John's University has been diagnosed with cancer.
Jim Frey is chairman of the university Board of Regents. He says in a prepared statement that Brother Deitrich Reinhart has cancer in both lungs.
The Board of Regents expressed their full support for Reinhart during their regular meeting on Thursday.
The metastatic melanoma was discovered during a recent physical at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Frey calls it a very serious situation, but there's reason for hope.
Reinhart has an appointment on October 10th with a leading melanoma specialist, and the Regents will know more at that time.
Information from: WJON-AM, http://www.wjon.com
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