Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen diagnosed with cancer

Posted: November 18, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a spokesman for Allen’s firm Vulcan Inc. said. Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 but later left the company, was previously diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 1983, but was successfully treated.

Allen has invested in a number of ventures since leaving Microsoft, including Charter Communications Inc. and the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team.

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