May 31, 2015
SCORE’s Oscar Ramos J. cancer treatments progressing favorably in Mexico City hospital
RENO, Nev. – SCORE International desert racing officials announced today that cancer treatment for Oscar Ramos Jassen, the prominent Mexican attorney from Tijuana who has served as SCORE international liaison for over 20 years is going extremely well and the prognosis remains extremely optimistic. Diagnosed with Esophageal cancer in late April, Ramos is receiving testing and aggressive treatment at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City.
“We are receiving nothing but positive input regarding Oscar’s current condition which is great news for all of us in his SCORE family,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President. “Now that the initial shock has worn off we all continue to stand with Oscar and his family as they ferociously fight this courageous battle with our sincere thoughts and deepest prayers. While he will miss his first SCORE race in two decades next week, we are even more optimistic now that he will be rejoining us very soon out in the desert. As testament to his commitment to SCORE, through all of this, Oscar has continued to orchestrate numerous details from his hospital bed and even returned to Ensenada for a few meetings in preparation for next week’s race.”
Currently on a brief respite from his rounds of Chemotherapy, Ramos returns to Mexico City later this week for additional testing and the next round of treatment as they continue to prepare him for surgery to remove the cancerous tumor that has been identified.
“I am in a great facility with a team of two Oncologists and two surgeons working with me and they believe that we have caught the cancer early and that it appears not to have spread anywhere else in my body which is miraculous news,” said Ramos. “My family and I are very, very appreciative of all the support and prayers we have received from the SCORE family all around the world. We are very positive that we are headed in the right direction and we will be back in the race sometime in late summer.”
SCORE, which produces the internationally televised five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is producing the SCORE Baja 500 this week in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Ramos was extremely active in helping prepare the logistics and execution of SCORE Baja Sur 500 race in the state of Baja Sur in mid-April and was hospitalized several days after the race in Tijuana when the symptoms of his condition became apparent.
SCORE, with headquarters in Reno, Nev., will continue to post updates regarding Ramos, as appropriate, on its website at www.score-international.com.
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