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.
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.