Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. In an office e-mail sent today, the 49-year-old tycoon assured employees and shareholders that he expects to make a full recovery and plans to return to work in September when the company rolls out the new iMac personal computer.
According to CBS MarketWatch (www.marketwatch.com), Jobs’ e-mail notes that his was a rare islet cell neuroendocrine tumor and not the deadlier adenocarcinoma variety. The cancer was reportedly discovered at an early stage and will not require chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Jobs was absent at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., where Pixar and director Brad Bird officially introduced attendees to their next feature, the superhero family action/comedy The Incredibles, which is released by Disney this Thanksgiving.