Jewish Philanthropist Sheldon Adelson Diagnosed With Cancer


Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., has been diagnosed with cancer and hasn’t been at work since December.

Adelson, 85, is still dealing with side effects from the medication he’s taking for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, said Ron Reese, the company’s spokesman.

“These side effects have restricted his availability to travel or keep regular office hours,” Reese said in an emailed statement. “They have not, however, prevented him from fulfilling his duties as chairman and CEO.”

The company anticipates Adelson will return to his regular schedule when he’s completed his treatment, Reese said.

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