​​​​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 2019

Waun Ki Hong

Sydney Brenner
(1/13/1927 - 4/5/2019)
Member since 2013

Sydney Brenner, MBBCh, DPhil, Nobel Laureate, and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died April 5, 2019, at age 92. Read more.

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Warren H. Bryce
(8/3/1948 - 7/19/2019)
Member since 1996

Warren H. Bryce, MS, a longtime member of the AACR, died July 19, 2019, at the age of 70.  Read more.

Etienne de Harven

(3/5/1928 - 3/6/2019)
Member since 1968

Etienne de Harven, MD, an AACR member and former President of the Microscopy Society of America, died Mar. 6, 2019, at age 92. 

Geoffrey Falkson
(8/9/1932 - 1/10/2019)
Member since 1962

Geoffrey Falkson, MD, an AACR member and a pioneer in the clinical implementation of new anticancer treatments, died Jan. 10, 2019, at age 85. 

Bernard FisherBernard Fisher
(8/23/1918 – 10/16/2019)
Member since 1961

Bernard Fisher, MD, a Fellow of the AACR and a pioneering breast cancer researcher whose work dramatically altered the standard treatment for the disease, has died at the age of 101. Read more

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Margaret Hargreaves
(10/10/1937 - 5/18/2019)
Member since 2002

Margaret Hargreaves, MS, PhD, an AACR member whose research focused on health disparities, died May 18, 2019, at age 81. Read more.

Kenneth R. Hess
(1/4/1960 - 7/26/2019)
Member since 2001

Kenneth R. Hess, PhD, an AACR member and a statistician whose work helped support numerous cancer clinical trials, died July 26, 2019, at the age of 59. Read more.

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Ariel Cahill Hollinshead Hyun
(8/24/1929 - 9/10/2019)
Member since 1973

Ariel Cahill Hollinshead Hyun, PhD, a pioneering cancer researcher whose work contributed to the foundation of immunotherapy, died September 10, 2019, at the age of 90. Read more.

Waun Ki Hong

Waun Ki Hong
(8/13/1942 - 1/2/2019)
Member since 1982

Waun Ki Hong, MD, FAACR, a past president of the AACR and a fellow of the AACR Academy, died Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 76. Read more.

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Kurt J. Isselbacher
(9/12/1925 - 7/18/2019)
Member since 1990

Kurt J. Isselbacher, MD, a renowned gastroenterologist and cancer center director, died July 18, 2019, at age 93.  Read more.

LaSalle LeffallLaSalle D. Leffall Jr. 
(5/22/30 - 5/25/19)
Member since 2002

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. MD, an esteemed surgeon and professor who went on to lead multiple national and international cancer organizations, died May 25, 2019, at age 89. Read more.

LaSalle LeffallHenry T. Lynch
(1/4/1928 - 6/2/2019)
Member since 2016

Henry T. Lynch, MD, FAACR, a pioneering geneticist whose work in identifying hereditary components of cancer led to groundbreaking advances against several cancer types, died June 2, 2019, at the age of 91. Read more.

John Mendelsohn
(8/31/1936 - 1/7/2019)
Member since 1977

John Mendelsohn, MD, FAACR, a former member of the AACR Board of Directors, a former editor-in-chief of Clinical Cancer Research, and a fellow of the AACR Academy, died Jan. 7, 2019, at the age of 82. Read more.

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Arthur B. Pardee
(7/13/1921 - 2/24/2019)
Member since 1974

Arthur B. Pardee, PhD, FAACR, a past president of the AACR who conducted pioneering research in molecular biology, died Feb. 24, 2019, at the age of 97. Read more

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Y. Fulmer Shealy
(2/26/1923 - 7/3/2019)
Member since 1992

Y. Fulmer Shealy, PhD, a chemist whose work contributed to the development of a treatment for melanoma, died July 3, 2019, at the age of 96. Read more.

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Elizabeth K. Weisburger
(4/9/1924 - 2/12/2019)
Member since 1967

Elizabeth K. Weisburger, PhD, a chemical toxicologist and a longtime member of the AACR, died Feb. 12, 2019, at the age of 94. Read more