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.
Donald L. Morton
Dr. Morton died Jan. 10, 2014, at the age of 79. He was chief of the melanoma program and co-director of the surgical oncology fellowship program at the John Wayne Cancer Institiute in Santa Monica, California.
Jagat J. Mukherjee
Dr. Mukherjee died January 24, 2014, at the age of 62. He was a research scientist at the State University of New York (SUNY) Research Foundation in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory in the Great Lakes Center at SUNY Buffalo State.
J. Frederic Mushinski
J. Frederic Mushinski, MD died December 18, 2014, at the age of 76. He was a principal investigator at the National Cancer Institute until his retirement in 2009. His research focused on the isolation and handling of DNA and RNA.
Harold L. Newmark
Dr. Newmark died January 11, 2014, at the age of 95. He was resident adjunct professor and consultant at Rutgers University. He was known for his important contributions to cancer prevention research, including his work on calcium and colon cancer prevention.
Eddie Reed, MD, died May 28, 2014, at the age of 60. He was clinical director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He was known internationally in the cancer research field for his two interests, cancer drug development and cancer care for the underserved.
Jesse L. Steinfeld
Jesse L. Steinfeld, MD, PhD, died August 5, 2014, at the age of 87. He was a former U.S. surgeon general (1969-1973) and an antitobacco crusader.
H. James Wallace
H. James Wallace, MD, AACR Emeritus member, died August 8, 2014, at the age of 83.
Lee W. Wattenberg
Lee W. Wattenberg, MD, died December 9, 2014, at the age of 92. He was an emeritus professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center in Minneapolis. He was an AACR past-president (1992-1993) and an elected fellow of the AACR Academy.
John H. Weisburger
John H. Weisburger, PhD, honorary AACR member and inaugural fellow of the AACR Academy, died February 17, 2014, at the age of 92. He was research professor of pathology in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, New York. His research focused on the etiology of cancer.
Charles E. Wenner
Charles E. Wenner, PhD, an AACR member for 59 years, died January 8, 2014, at the age of 89. He was research professor emeritus at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, and past chair of the institute's cellular and molecular biology laboratory.