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.
Aleck Borman, PhD, emeritus member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), died July 4, 2016, at the age of 96. Borman was a scientist and labor relations manager at the company now known as Bristol-Myers Squibb and served as the first duly elected mayor of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Borman first joined the AACR in 1963.
Michael Brattain, PhD, professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and associate director for basic research in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, died March 5, 2016, at the age of 68.
John J. Furth, MD, Emeritus member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), died July 4, 2016, at the age of 87. Furth was professor Emeritus at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Furth first joined the AACR in 1969.
Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD, Fellow of the AACR Academy, died July 10, 2016, at the age of 93. Knudson was a pioneering cancer researcher who is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking “two-hit” hypothesis, which helped provide the basis for our current understanding of the genetic origins of cancer.