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
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Deceased Members in 2017
Angela Hartley Brodie
(9/28/34 - 6/7/17)
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
Robert 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
Edwin 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.
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 January 13, 2017, at the age of 90. Read more.
(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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