TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is set to undergo a series of treatments for cancer.

The university announced in a statement Tuesday that Battle will undergo a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma at Emory University. The statement says the condition is not considered life threatening and that Battle was diagnosed during a routine physical in the spring of 2014.

The 74-year-old Battle is expected to communicate daily with senior officials on his staff.

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Dr. Sagar Lonial, who will supervise the treatment, says the disease is in ''a good partial remission'' and that the procedure is a standard step in the treatment.

Battle has undergone radiation therapy and three courses of chemotherapy.

Multiple myeloma, also known as bone marrow cancer, begins in the blood's plasma cells.