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Diamondbacks president fighting prostate cancer

- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall has prostate cancer.

The team said Tuesday a prostate biopsy was performed on Sept. 14, which was diagnosed as positive and revealed tumors. A date for the surgery to remove the prostate has not been scheduled.

The 42-year-old Hall said in a news release he is fortunate the disease was caught in the early stages.

"I will use this news as an opportunity to educate and drive awareness, while hopefully saving more lives in the future," he said. "I am in great hands, and my family and I are confident we will get through this successfully."

Hall's boss, managing general partner Ken Kendrick, is a prostate cancer survivor.

Hall was named Diamondbacks president in September 2006 and added CEO to the title in January 2009.

He worked for parts of 12 seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Hall and his wife, Amy, have three children.

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