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.
John L. Fahey, MD, died August 19, 2014, at the age of 89. His laboratory and clinical research was focused on immunology, specifically cancer, autoimmune disease, immune deficiency, and AIDS. He was emeritus director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Thomas C. Hall, MD, died in September 2014, at the age of 92. He was a researcher, teacher, and practicing oncologist throughout the country and in Canada. He had been an AACR member for over 59 years and served on the AACR board of directors from 1972-1975.
Martin Lipkin, MD, professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, died in February 2014 at the age of 87. He was a pioneer in the fields of colorectal pathogenesis and chemoprevention. A committed AACR member for 51 years, he was a supporter of the AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship.
Donald Metcalf, MD, honorary AACR member and inaugural fellow of the AACR academy, died December 15, 2014, at the age of 85. He was professor emeritus at the University of Melbourne and Carden fellow in cancer research in the Division of Cancer and Hematology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. He was known as the "father of modern hematology" for his pioneering work on the control of blood cell formation and the control of leukemic cells.