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Report: Iowa AD Gary Barta diagnosed with prostate cancer

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The leader of the University of Iowa's Athletics Department has been diagnosed with cancer, and will be taking a medical leave for surgery and treatment, according to a report.

A HawkCentral.com report says Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has prostate cancer, and will take an "extended" leave as he recovers. Barta has served as the school's athletic director since 2006. 

Assuming Barta's duties will be Deputy Director of Athletics Barbara Burke. Burke was hired by Barta in July 2016.

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