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Murcer to undergo experimental cancer treatment

NEW YORK -- Bobby Murcer's brain tumor is "clear," and the
New York Yankees broadcaster is eager to begin experimental cancer
treatments, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.

Murcer, who had surgery Dec. 28 to remove a malignant brain
tumor, has been a Yankees broadcaster since he retired from playing
in 1983. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Christmas Eve after
having headaches.

He recently underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments to
fight the tumor.

"I'm happy to report that the tests have shown that I'm
entirely clear in regard to the tumor," Murcer told the newspaper.

The five-time All-Star, who played in the major leagues from
1965-83, is determined to return to the Yankees' YES Network
broadcast booth this season. He'll undergo his first treatment
Monday in Houston.

"Obviously, this is encouraging news for me, although I know
that we're still dealing with an incurable cancer here and just
trying to contain it," Murcer said.