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
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
LaSalle 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.
Henry 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.
(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.
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.
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.