Jack Kemp Treated for Cancer

Docs can't say what afflicts former NFL star, GOP lawmaker, 73
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2009 1:34 PM CST
Jack Kemp.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jack Kemp, the former NFL star and Republican congressman, is in treatment for cancer, the Buffalo News reports. A spokeswoman said the type of cancer is “undetermined,” but that tests are under way to identify it. Kemp, 73, served 18 years as a representative from New York before a stint as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and was Bob Dole’s vice-presidential running mate in 1996.