Former White House Chief of Staff Jordan Enters Institute for Experimental Treatment of Cancer

Associated Press

Former White House Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan spent his first full day Wednesday at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., where he volunteered to undergo experimental cancer treatment.

Jordan, who served under President Jimmy Carter, was diagnosed last weekend as having cancer of the lymph system. He checked out of Emory Hospital in Atlanta Monday night and was admitted at the institute Tuesday.

Emory Hospital spokeswoman Judy Smith said it may take several days of testing before doctors know whether Jordan qualifies for any of the experiments under way.