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 2016

D. James Morre

Aleck Borman
(7/13/1919 - 7/4/2016)
Member since 1963

Aleck Borman, PhD, emeritus member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), died July 4, 2016, at the age of 96. Borman was a scientist and labor relations manager at the company now known as Bristol-Myers Squibb and served as the first duly elected mayor of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Borman first joined the AACR in 1963. Read more.

D. James Morre

Michael G. Brattain
(10/31/1947 - 3/5/2016)
Member since 1977

Michael Brattain, PhD, professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and associate director for basic research in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, died March 5, 2016, at the age of 68. Read more.

D. James Morre

Robert W. Brockman
(12/8/1924 - 4/21/2016)
Member since 1958

Robert Wallace Brockman, PhD, emeritus member of the American Association for Cancer Research, died April 21, 2016, at the age of 91. Brockman joined the AACR in 1958 and served as an associate editor for Cancer Research. Read more.  

D. James Morre

Gregory A. Curt
(7/26/1952 - 7/31/2016)
Member since 2004

Gregory A. Curt, MD, executive director for external relations, U.S. medical affairs, oncology, at AstraZeneca, died July 31, 2016, at the age of 64. Curt was an active AACR member since 2004. Read more.

Nadeera De Silva

Nadeera De Silva
(- 3/10/2016)
Member since 2015

Nadeera De Silva, MBBCH, clinical researcher and oncologist at the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, died in March 2016 at the age of 34. He was an associate member of the AACR.  Read more.

Alfred Knudson

Nathan Kaufman
(8/3/1915 - 5/11/2016)
Member since 1953

Nathan Kaufman, MD, a longtime member of the AACR and professor emeritus of pathology and molecular medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, died May 11, 2016. He was 100. Read more.

Alfred Knudson

George Klein
(7/28/1925 - 12/10/2016)
Member since 1961

George Klein, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of tumor biology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, died on December 10, 2016, at the age of 91. Klein was a Fellow of the AACR Academy and had been an AACR member since 1961. Read more.

Alfred Knudson

Alfred G. Knudson
(8/9/1922 - 7/10/2016)
Member since 1976

Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD, Fellow of the AACR Academy, died July 10, 2016, at the age of 93. Knudson was a pioneering cancer researcher who is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking “two-hit” hypothesis, which helped provide the basis for our current understanding of the genetic origins of cancer. Read more.

Holbrook Kohrt

Holbrook E. Kohrt
(12/14/1977 - 2/24/2016)
Member since 2010

Holbrook Edwin Kidd Kohrt, MD, PhD, assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, died Feb. 24, 2016, at the age of 38. Read more

Holbrook Kohrt

Susan L. Lindquist
(6/5/1949 - 10/27/2016)
Member since 2011

Susan L. Lindquist, PhD, member and former director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, died Oct. 27, 2016, at the age of 67. Lindquist was an active member of the AACR. Read more.

James Mezhir

James J. Mezhir
(6/28/1973 - 2/3/2016)
Member since 2010

James J. Mezhir, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, died Feb. 3, 2016, at the age of 42.  Read more.

D. James Morre

Enrico Mihich
(1/4/1928 - 12/29/2016)
Member since 1958

Enrico Mihich, MD, presidential scholar and special assistant to the president for sponsored research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, died Dec. 29, 2016, at the age of 88.  Read more. Memorial Service.

D. James Morre

D. James Morré
(10/20/1935 - 6/16/2016)
Member since 1979

D. James Morré, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, died June 16, 2016, at the age of 81.  Read more.

D. James Morre

Peter C. Nowell
(2/8/1928 - 12/26/2016)
Member since 1957

Peter C. Nowell, MD, Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Dec. 26, 2016, at the age of 88. Nowell, the Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, was renowned for his codiscovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, which, for the first time, provided evidence of a genetic basis for cancer.  Read more.

D. James Morre

Patrick M. O’Connor
(7/30/1960 - 7/4/2016)
Member since 1989

Patrick M. O’Connor, PhD, AACR member since 1989, died July 4, 2016, at the age of 55. O’Connor had most recently served as chief scientific officer and senior vice president, head of research at Ignyta Inc. in San Diego. Read more.

Chung Park

Chung S. Park
(1/14/1942 - 1/18/2016)
Member since 2012

Chung S. Park, PhD, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, died Jan. 18, 2016, at the age of 74. Read more.

George Sorenson

Richmond T. Prehn
(12/8/1922 - 11/17/2016)
Member since 1953

Richmond T. Prehn, MD, former member of the AACR board of directors, died Nov. 7, 2016, at the age of 93. Prehn, who first joined the organization in 1953, had been an emeritus member of the AACR since 1988. Read more.

George Sorenson

Daniel J. Sargent
(8/22/1970 - 9/22/2016)
Member since 2015

Daniel J. Sargent, PhD, an AACR member since 2015, died Sept. 22, 2016, at the age of 46. Read more.

George Sorenson

George D. Sorenson
(12/24/1927 - 1/28/2016)
Member since 1979

George D. Sorenson, emeritus professor of pathology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Lebanon, New Hampshire, died Jan. 28, 2016, at the age of 88. Read more.

Ellen Stovall

Ellen L. Stovall
(12/2/1946 - 1/5/2016)
Member since 2001

Ellen L. Stovall, a health policy advisor and member of the American Association for Cancer Research, died January 5, 2016, at the age of 69. Read more.

Alfred Knudson

Roger Y. Tsien
(2/1/1952 - 8/24/2016)
Member since 2011

Roger Y. Tsien, PhD, Nobel laureate and Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Aug. 24, 2016, at the age of 64. Tsien, professor of pharmacology, chemistry, and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was an active member of the AACR since 2011. Read more.

Jui Wang

Jui H. Wang
(3/16/1921 - 1/17/2016)
Member since 2004

Jui Hsin Wang, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died Jan. 17, 2016, at the age of 94. Wang was the Einstein professor of science emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Read more.