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Wolfpack coach taking leave to battle breast cancer

Updated: November 24, 2006, 8:22 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow will take a leave of absence while she fights breast cancer.

Associate head coach Stephanie Glance will serve as interim coach, Yow and athletic director Lee Fowler said in a news release.

Yow, 64, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. The cancer returned two years ago, and Yow was treated with oral hormonal therapies and radiation.

But doctors recently found that the cancer was progressing. This week, ...

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