Murcer to undergo experimental cancer treatment

Updated: March 24, 2007, 8:57 AM ET
Associated Press

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.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press