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.
Arthur Axelrad, MD, PhD, an emeritus member of the AACR who first joined the organization in 1956, died April 17, 2015, at the age of 91. Axelrad, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, was a renowned scientist known for his research on leukemia and hemopoiesis.
Gianni Bonadonna, MD, an emeritus member of the AACR, died September 7, 2015, at the age of 81. Bonadonna, considered the “Father of Italian Oncology,” was a pioneer during the early years of cancer chemotherapy.
Michael J. Brunda, PhD, director of exploratory pharmaceutical development at Roche Pharmaceuticals, died May 8, 2015, at the age of 64.
Robert L. Capizzi, MD, emeritus member of the AACR who first joined in 1971, died October 22, 2015, at the age of 76. Capizzi was a founder, president, and chief medical officer of CharlestonPharma, LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Guy G. Chabot
Guy G. Chabot, PhD, died February 8, 2015, at the age of 66. He was INSERM research director at the University of Paris Descartes in Paris, France. His research focused on pharmacokinetics and metabolism.
Isidore Cohn Jr., MD, DSc, emeritus member of the AACR, died at the age of 94. Cohn was emeritus chairman and professor of surgery at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans.
Joseph A. DiPaolo
Joseph A. DiPaolo, PhD, an emeritus member of the AACR, died November 3, 2015, at the age of 91. An active AACR member since 1957, DiPaolo served on the AACR board of directors from 1983 to 1986.
Lois B. Epstein
Lois B. Epstein, MD, DSc, died February 6, 2015, at the age of 81. She was professor of pediatrics at UCSF until her retirement in 1996. She was a pioneer in the research of interferons.
James G. Farrelly
James G. Farrelly, PhD, an Emeritus member of AACR, died on July 8, 2015, at the age of 76.
Alfred Goodman Gilman, MD, PhD, Nobel laureate and fellow of the AACR Academy, died December 23, 2015, at the age of 74. Gilman, regental professor emeritus of pharmacology at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, had a distinguished career as a pharmacology professor, medical school administrator, and industry advisor.