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.
Monica Barlow died February 28, 2014, at the age of 36. She was director of public relations for the Baltimore Orioles, one of only a few women to hold such a role in Major League Baseball.
Denise A. Chan
Denise Chan, PhD, principal investigator and assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), died October 24, 2014. Chan was a member of the AACR since 2010.
John L. Fahey
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.
Emmanuel Farber, MD, PhD, died August 3, 2014, at the age of 95. He was professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto.
Mario Gosalvez, MD, died February 15, 2014, at the age of 73. He was professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain.
Thomas C. Hall
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.
Irving S. Johnson, PhD, biomedical research consultant, died July 10, 2014, at the age of 89. He was known for his research on recombinant DNA. He established the AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award.
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.
Richard C. Moon
Dr. Moon died June 6, 2014, at the age of 87. He retired from the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago's Specialized Cancer Center in 1997 and continued consulting work in cancer research until 2013.