​​​​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 BlobelGünter Blobel, MD, PhD
(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.

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.

Sir John E. SulstonAlan S. Rabson
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.

Sir John E. SulstonSir John E. Sulston
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.