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.
Deceased Members in 2015
Alan C. Sartorelli, PhD
Active Member since 1960
Alan C. Sartorelli, PhD, died April 30, 2015, in Connecticut at age 84. He was a pioneer in cancer chemotherapy, past president of the AACR, and Fellow of the AACR Academy. Read More
Guy G. Chabot, PhD
(8/2/1948 - 2/8/2015)
Active Member since 1986
Guy G. Chabot, PhD, died Feb. 8, 2015, at the age of 66. He was INSERM research director at the Univ. Paris Descartes in Paris, France. His research focused on pharmacokinetics and metabolism. Read more.
Lois B. Epstein, MD, DSc
(12/29/1933 - 2/6/2015)
Emeritus Member since 1977
Lois B. Epstein, MD, DSc died Feb. 6, 2015, at the age of 81. She was professor of pediatrics at UCSF until her retirement in 1996. She was a pioneer in the research of interferons. Read more.
Maire T. Hakala-Zakrzewski, PhD
(2/15/1917 - 1/16/2015)
Emeritus Member since 1963
Maire T. Hakala-Zakrzewski, PhD died Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 97. Her research focused on basic studies of all aspects of chemotherapy. Prior to her retirement, she worked at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Read more and see also a tribute from Enrico Mihich, MD, FAACR.
Arthur C. Upton, MD
(2/27/1923 - 2/14/2015)
Emeritus Member since 1954
Arthur C. Upton, MD died Feb. 14, 2015, at the age of 92. He was a renowned pathologist and expert in radiation biology. He was an emeritus professor of environmental and community medicine at the Rutgers R.W. Johnson Medical School. He was an AACR past-president (1963-1964) and an elected fellow of the AACR Academy. Read more.
Meir Wetzler, MD
(12/1/1954 - 2/23/2015)
Active Member since 1993
Meir Wetzler, MD died Feb. 23, 2015, at the age of 60. He was chief of the leukemia section and medicla director of clinical services in the Department of Medicine at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Read more.
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