​​​​​​​​​​In Memoriam

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we report the death of the following AACR members. The AACR is honored to recognize these outstanding members for their dedication to the association and to the field of cancer. Please note that this information is only that which has been volunteered to us by colleagues, friends, and family. The following list includes members who have passed away in the current year. Please email the Membership Department to share additional information on a deceased member.

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Recently Deceased Member:

Thomas C. Hall, MD

(11/26/1921 - 9/2​014)
Emeritus Member since 1955

Thomas C. Hall, MD, died in September 2014, at the age of 92. He was a researcher, teacher, and practicing oncologist throughout the country and in Canada. He had been an AACR member for over 59 years and served on the AACR board of directors from ​1972-1975. Read More.

                        Deceased Members in 2014:​


​​​Monica Barlow

(6/5/1977 - 2/28/2014)
​​​Affiliate Member since 2013

Monica Barlow died Feb. 28, 2014, at the age of 36. She was director of public relations for the Baltimore Orioles, one of only a few women to hold such a role in Major League Baseball.  Read More.


​Jo​​hn L. F​​​ahey, MD

(9/8/1924 - 8/19/2​014)
Emeritus Member since 1958
​John L. Fahey, MD, died Aug. 19, 2014, at the age of 89. His laboratory and clinical research was focused on immunology, specifically cancer, autoimmune disease, immune deficiency, and AIDS​. He was emeritus director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease at the University of California in Los Angeles​.​ Rea​d More.

 Emmanue​​​​​​l Farber, MD, PhD

(10/19/1918 - 8/3/2014)
Active Member since 1952

Emmanuel Farber, MD, PhD, died Aug. 3, 2014, at the age of 95. He was professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto.  Read More.


Mario Gosalvez, MD

(9/11/1940 - 2/15/2014)
Emeritus Member since 1976

Mario Gosalvez, MD, died Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 73. He was professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Read More.


Irving S. Johnson, PhD 

(6/30/1925 - 7/10/2014)
Emeritus Member since 1959

Irving S. Johnson, PhD, biomedical research consultant, died July 10, 2014, at the age of 89. He was known for his research on recombinant DNA. He established the AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award. Read More.


Martin Lipkin, MD

(4/30/1926 - 2/2014)
Active Member since 1963

Martin Lipkin, MD, professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, died in February 2014 at the age of 87. He was a pioneer in the fields of colorectoral pathogenesis and chemoprevention. A commited AACR member for 51 years, he was a supporter of the AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship.  Read More.


Richard C. Moon, PhD

(7/25/1926 – 6/6/2014)
Emeritus Member since 1/1/1968

Dr. Moon died June 6, 2014, at the age of 87. He retired from the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago's Specialized Cancer Center in 1997 and continued consulting work in cancer research until 2013.


Donald L. Morton, MD

(9/12/1934 – 1/10/2014)
Emeritus Member since 1/1/1963

Dr. Morton died Jan. 10, 2014, at the age of 79. He was chief of the melanoma program and co-director of the surgical oncology fellowship program at the John Wayne Cancer Institiute in Santa Monica, California.  Read More.


Jagat J. Mukherjee, PhD

(11/11/1951 – 1/24/2014)
Active Member since 4/18/2002

Dr. Mukherjee died Jan. 24, 2014, at the age of 62. He was a research scientist at the State University of New York (SUNY) Research Foundation in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory in the Great Lakes Center at SUNY Buffalo State.  Read More.


Harold L. Newmark, DSc, PhD (h.c.)

(7/21/1918 – 1/11/2014)
Emeritus Member since 1/1/1982

Dr. Newmark died Jan. 11, 2014, at the age of 95. He was resident adjunct professor and consultant at Rutgers University. He was known for his important contributions to cancer prevention research, including his work on calcium and colon cancer prevention.  Read More.


Eddie Reed, MD

(12/17/1953 - 5/28/2014)
Active Member since 1987

Eddie Reed, MD, died May 28, 2014, at the age of 60. He was clinical director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. He was known internationally in the cancer research field for his two interests, cancer drug development and cancer care for the underserved. Read More.


 Jesse L. Steinfeld, MD 

(1/6/1927 - 8/5/2014)
Active Member since 1956

Jesse L. Steinfeld, MD, PhD, died Aug. 5, 2014, at the age of 87. He was a former U.S. surgeon general (1969-1973) and an antitobacco crusader.  Read More.


John H. Weisburger, PhD

(9/15/1921 - 2/17/2014)
Honorary Member since 1951

John H. Weisburger, PhD, honorary AACR member and inaugural fellow of the AACR Academy, died Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 92. He was research professor of pathology in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, New York. His research focused on the etiology of cancer. Read More.


Charles E. Wenner, PhD

(5/2/1924 - 1/8/2014
Emeritus Member since 1955

Charles E. Wenner, PhD, an AACR member for 59 years, died Jan. 8 at the age of 89. He was research professor emeritus at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, and past chair of the institute's cellular and molecular biology laboratory. Read More.

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