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In Memoriam

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.

Deceased Members in 2016
Aleck Borman

Aleck Borman

(07/12/1919 - 07/03/2016)Member since 1963

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.

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Michael Brattain

Michael Brattain

(10/31/1947 - 03/05/2016)Member since 1997

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.

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Robert W. Brockman

Robert W. Brockman

(12/08/1924 - 04/21/2016)Member since 1958

Robert Wallace Brockman, PhD, emeritus member of the American Association for Cancer Research, died April 21, 2016, at the age of 91. Brockman joined the AACR in 1958 and served as an associate editor for Cancer Research.

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T. Ling Chwang

T. Ling Chwang

(11/21/1942 - 06/15/2016)Member since 1982

T. Ling Chwang, PhD, died on June 16, 2016, at the age of 73. Chwang was an Emeritus member of the AACR.

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Gregory Curt

Gregory Curt

(07/26/1952 - 07/31/2016)Member since 2004

Gregory A. Curt, MD, executive director for external relations, U.S. medical affairs, oncology, at AstraZeneca, died July 31, 2016, at the age of 64. Curt was an active AACR member since 2004.

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Nadeera De Silva

Nadeera De Silva

( - 03/10/2016)Member since 2015

Nadeera De Silva, MBBCH, clinical researcher and oncologist at the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, died in March 2016 at the age of 34. He was an associate member of the AACR.

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John J. Furth

John J. Furth

(01/25/1929 - 07/06/2016)Member since 1969

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.

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Nathan Kaufman

Nathan Kaufman

(08/03/1915 - 05/11/2016)Member since 1953

Nathan Kaufman, MD, a longtime member of the AACR and professor emeritus of pathology and molecular medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, died May 11, 2016. He was 100.

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George Klein

George Klein

(07/28/1925 - 12/10/2016)Member since 1961

George Klein, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of tumor biology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, died on December 10, 2016, at the age of 91. Klein was a Fellow of the AACR Academy and had been an AACR member since 1961.

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Alfred Knudson

Alfred Knudson

(08/08/1922 - 07/09/2016)Member since 1976

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.

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