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​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.

Deceased Members in 2017

Angela Hartley Brodie
Susan K. Axler
(6/14/1947 - 8/17/2017)
Member since 2013

Susan K. Axler, AACR affiliate member and Scientist ↔ Survivor participant, died Aug. 17, 2017, from complications due to metastatic breast cancer. Read more.​

Angela Hartley BrodieRoswell K. Boutwell
(11/24/1917 - 8/25/2017)
Member since 1946

Roswell K. Boutwell, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died Aug. 25, 2017, at the age of 99. Boutwell was a professor emeritus of oncology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) and an emeritus program member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Read more.​

Angela Hartley Brodie
Angela Hartley Brodie
(9/28/1934 - 6/7/2017)
Member since 1984

Angela Hartley Brodie, PhD, FAACR, professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and Fellow of the AACR Academy, died June 7, 2017, at the age of 82. Read more.​

Donald CoffeyDonald S. Coffey, PhD
(10/10/32 - 11/9/17)
Member since 1976​

Donald S. Coffey, PhD, FAACR, Past President of the AACR (1997-1998) and Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Nov. 9, 2017, at the age of 85. Coffey was the Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.  Read more​.

Robert L. Comis, MDRobert L. Comis, MD
(7/16/45 - 5/10/17)
Member since 1983​

Robert L. Comis, MD, cochair of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group and professor of medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia, died May 10, 2017, at the age of 71.  Read more​.

John W. Cramer
(10/15/1928 - 9/26/2017)
Member since 1960

John W. Cramer, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died Sept. 26, 2017, at the age of 88. His research focused on chemical cancer causation, chemotherapy, and cell division. Read more.​

Angela Hartley Brodie
Janet A. Houghton
(5/21/1952 - 10/5/2017)
Member since 1979

Janet A. Houghton, PhD, AACR member since 1979, died Oct. 5, 2017, at the age of 65. She was distinguished fellow and the Emil Hess endowed chair of cancer biology in the Drug Discovery Division at the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more.​


D. James MorreAlfred S. Ketcham
(10/7/1924 - 7/17/2017)
Member since 1963

Alfred S. Ketcham, MD, emeritus member of the AACR, died July 17, 2017, at the age of 92. Ketcham is the former chief of surgical oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, a position he held from 1974 until his retirement in 1995. Read more.

D. James MorreEdwin A. Mirand
(7/18/1926 - 3/1/2017)
Member since 1954

Edwin A. Mirand, PhD, DSc, an AACR member since 1954, died March 1, 2017, at the age of 90. Read more.

D. James Morre

Albert H. Owens, Jr.
(8/27/1926 - 1/13/2017)
Member since 1970


Albert H. Owens Jr., MD, inaugural director of the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore, died Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 90. Read more.

Angela Hartley Brodie
Catherine M. Phelan
(4/5/1968 - 9/22/2017)
Member since 2001

Catherine M. Phelan, MD, PhD, active member of the AACR, died Sept. 22, 2017, at the age of 49. She was an associate member in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Population Sciences Division, and the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Read more.

Angela Hartley Brodie
Oliver W. Press
(9/10/1952 - 9/29/2017)
Member since 1990

Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD, AACR member since 1990, died Sept. 29, 2017, at the age of 65. Press was a physician-scientist who specialized in blood cancers, especially lymphoma, and served as acting director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle from 2013-2016.  Read more.​

D. James Morre

Oliver Smithies
(6/23/1925 - 1/10/2017)
Member since 2013

Oliver Smithies, DPhil, fellow of the AACR Academy and the Weatherspoon eminent distinguished professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, died Jan. 10, 2017, at the age of 91. Read more.


 

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