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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 2018

Günter Blobel Günter Blobel
(5/21/1936 - 2/18/2018)
Member since April 2014

Günter Blobel, MD, PhD, a Nobel Laureate and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Feb. 18, 2018, at the age of 81. Read more.

Günter BlobelE. Omer Burgert 
(5/21/1936 - 1/24/2018)
Member since January 1971

E. Omer Burgert, MD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died Jan. 24, 2018, at the age of 93. Dr. Burgert was a key contributor to the growth of the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Günter BlobelCharles A. Coltman Jr.
(11/1/1930 - 11/28/2018)
Member since January 1973

Charles A. Coltman Jr., MD, a cofounder of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and a longtime member of the AACR, died Nov. 28, 2018, at age 88. Read more

Robert W. DayRobert W. Day
(10/22/1930 - 1/6/2018)
Member since 1991

Robert W. Day, MD, PhD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died  Jan. 6, 2018, at the age of 87. Read more.​

James F. HollandJames F. Holland
(5/16/1925 - 3/22/18)
Member since 1955

James F. Holland, MD, a Past President of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the age of 92. Read more.

Alan S. Rabson Alan S. Rabson
(7/1/1926-7/4/2018)
Member since 1965

Alan S. Rabson, MD, a former deputy director of the National Cancer Institute and a longtime member of the AACR whose work in virology spanned six decades, died July 4, 2018, at the age of 92. Read more.

Peter Reichard Peter Reichard       
(1/9/1925-6/18/2018)
Member since 1975

Peter Reichard, MD, a member of the AACR for 43 years, died June 18, 2018, at the age of 93. Read more.

Peter Reichard Agnes N. Stroud-Lee    
(7/23/1922-3/6/2018)
Member since 1954

Agnes N. Stroud-Lee, PhD, an AACR member for 64 years, died March 6, 2018, at the age of 95. Read more.

Sir John E. Sulston Sir John E. Sulston
(3/27/1942-3/6/2018)
Member since 2013

Sir John E. Sulston, PhD, Fellow of the AACR Academy and a Nobel Laureate, died March 6, 2018, at the age of 75. Read more.