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Jason Carter says Former President Doing Well

Jimmy Carter
Posted at 2:16 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 09:19:36-05

ATLANTA, GA.  (AP) - Jimmy Carter's grandson says the former president is doing well while being treated for cancer that spread to his brain.

Jason Carter, a former state senator who ran for Georgia governor in 2014, became chairman of The Carter Center board in November and spoke to the Atlanta Press Club on Wednesday. Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter founded the human rights organization after leaving the White House.

Carter joked that his 91-year-old grandfather hasn't kept a pledge to cut back on work during treatment. He says the organization will continue to monitor elections and treat illnesses, including Guinea worm disease, for years to come.

Carter says he's in no rush to return to politics but may consider another run if the time is right for his family.