Accenture Chief Executive Battling Colon Cancer

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Accenture PLC Chief Executive Pierre Nanterme announced Wednesday that he is being treated for colon cancer. Nanterme said in a letter to shareholders and clients of the Irish consulting firm that he has already undergone surgery and moved on to "the next phase" of his treatment. "I have been advised by my doctors that I will be able to stay actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company throughout this process," he wrote.

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