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Tim Cook appears on, vanishes from invitees to cancer event

updated 01:15 pm EST, Wed February 22, 2012

Invitation's circumstances still unclear

Apple CEO Tim Cook was briefly listed as an invitee at a National Comprehensive Cancer Network conference, scheduled for March 14th to the 18th, reports note. Cook had been invited to a morning roundtable on the 15th moderated by ABC anchor Sam Donaldson, entitled "Cancer and Corporate America: Business as Usual?" A check of the listings now shows no mention of Cook.

The change suggests that Cook declined. Why he was invited is unknown, although Cook recently replaced Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer on October 5th. Prior to then Cook had filled in for Jobs during the latter's three medical leaves, stepping up from lesser executive roles.

Under Cook's full-time leadership, Apple has also made a major contribution to Stanford University hospitals. This includes $25 million for a new main building, and another $25 million for a children's hospital.




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  1. jr704

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    iPad 3 launch

    here's my logical assumption. he's prepping for the iPad 3 launch or product announcement and is focusing on that.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    what????

    This is major news, and we're just hearing about it now?!?!?!? But he was on a list. Now he's not! Did they insult Apple by releasing details of the new MacPro towers (ha! Like there will be new towers!) or the iPad 3? Did he realize he's got other plans that day? Maybe someone mistakenly threw his name on the list before he accepted.

    Seriously, who cares?

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