Sheldon Adelson taking leave of absence to resume cancer treatment

in treatment

The chairman of the Las Vegas Sands first announced he was being treating for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March 2019

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In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson sits onstage before President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla.

Sheldon Adelson is taking a leave of absence from his role as chairman and chief executive officer of both Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd., and has resumed treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his office told Jewish Insider on Thursday.

While the 87-year-old Adelson undergoes treatment, Las Vegas Sands President and COO Robert Goldstein will serve as acting chairman and CEO.

Adelson first announced he was receiving treatment in March 2019. The billionaire mogul was temporarily sidelined by his earlier treatment, which prevented him from traveling and maintaining a regular work schedule, but he remained at the head of both companies during that period.

Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, who are longtime Republican donors, co-chaired Jewish Voices for Trump, launched in the run-up to the November election. The Adelsons recently purchased the Herzliya home that was used as the residence for the U.S. ambassador to Israel for $67 million, $20 million below its original asking price.

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