- Title: FILE: Actor Dustin Hoffman's publicist reveals actor's fight with cancer
- Date: 7th August 2013
- Summary: WASHINGTON D.C, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 02, 2012) (REUTERS) HOFFMAN AND WIFE AT KENNEDY CENTER HONORS CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 12, 2011) (REUTERS HOFFMAN SCUFFLES WITH PANDA FOR 'KUNG FU PANDA 2' PHOTOCALL AT CARLTON HOTEL CROWDS HOFFMAN CHATS WITH ACTRESS ANGELINA JOLIE (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR DUSTIN HOFFMAN, SAYING: JOURNALIST ASKING: "After all the Oscars, all the work, all the years, how does it feel doing this now?" HOFFMAN: "Oh I think this is a fitting end to a long and distinguished career. If I was never aware of irony before, I am now." LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 15, 2012) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HOFFMAN AT 'QUARTET' PREMIER IN LONDON WITH WIFE GOTTSEGEN PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 17, 2006) (REUTERS) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) HOFFMAN JOKES WITH ACTRESS EMMA THOMPSON LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 26, 2008) (REUTERS) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) VARIOUS OF HOFFMAN AT PREMIERE FOR 'KUNG FU PANDA' IN LONDON'S LEICESTER SQUARE LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 20, 2006) (REUTERS) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) VARIOUS OF HOFFMAN AT UK PREMIERE OF 'STRANGER THAN FICTION' FANS HOFFMAN ON RED CARPET
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- Location: France, United Kingdom
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- Topics: Arts
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- Story Text: Actor Dustin Hoffman has undergone treatment for cancer, the Oscar-winner's publicist confirmed on Tuesday.
Hoffman's publicist, Jodi Gottlieb, declined to say what kind of cancer it was or when the "Tootsie" star was diagnosed.
The news was first reported by People Magazine, where Gottlieb said the cancer had been "detected early and he has been surgically cured."
The 75-year-old actor is set to undergo further preventative treatments to protect against the cancer returning, People reported.
Hoffman, who won the best actor Oscar for his roles in 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer" and 1988's "Rain Man," made his directorial debut with the 2012 comedy-drama "Quartet".
He is set to star alongside Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. in the Jon Favreau directed comedy "Chef," which is set for release next year.
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