Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday he has a ''highly curable'' form of cancer and would be able to work mostly as normal during treatment.
Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Tuesday he has lymphoma. Blankfein said a biopsy last week revealed he had cancer, but he received his final diagnosis from his doctors on Monday saying his cancer is "highly curable." He added he will be able to "work substantially as normal" while undergoing chemotherapy but will cut back on some previously planned travel. Other senior bank officials will take on some of his responsibilities during his treatment. Reuters banking correspondent Olivia Oran (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS BANKING CORRESPONDENT, OLIVIA ORAN, SAYING: "It comes at a time when the bank is doing well, but they are under pressure in certain divisions, the fixed income division for instance which is where Blankfein comes from." Blankfein who has been chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs since June 2006, said the board of directors is supportive of his plan. This comes just over a year after JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said he had throat cancer and continued working while undergoing treatment.