Supreme Court: Ginsburg Here on Monday

Following Treatment for Cancer

Tom Puckett
August 23, 2019 - 4:47 pm

UPDATE:   Looks like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trip to UB is still on for tomorrow, The 85-year old Justice recently completed trreatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.Ginsburg will be presented with a SUNY honorary degree at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. She will hold remarks and a discussion at Kleinhans Music Hall at 6 p.m. Both events are sold out.

Earlier Story:

WASHINGTON (AP/WBEN) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday.

The court said in a statement that a biopsy performed July 31 confirmed a localized malignant tumor. Ginsburg, 86, underwent a three-week course of radiation therapy and as part of her treatment had a bile duct stent placed, it said. The court said Ginsburg "tolerated treatment well" and does not need any additional treatment but will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans.

The tumor was "treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," the court said.

The court said Ginsburg canceled an annual summer visit to Santa Fe but otherwise has maintained an active schedule during treatment.

Ginsburg underwent lung cancer surgery in December and has had two previous bouts with cancer. She had colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. While recovering from surgery she missed arguments at the court in January, her first illness-related absence in more than 25 years as a justice.

Ginsburg has scheduled a visit to UB on Monday. UB says in a statement, “We have received confirmation from the Court that Justice Ginsburg’s August 26 visit to the University at Buffalo and Kleinhans Music Hall in the city of Buffalo will be held as scheduled.”


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