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.
Susan L. Lindquist, PhD, member and former director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, died October 27, 2016, at the age of 67. Lindquist was an active member of the AACR.
Peter C. Nowell, MD, Fellow of the AACR Academy, died December 26, 2016, at the age of 88. Nowell, the Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, was renowned for his codiscovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, which, for the first time, provided evidence of a genetic basis for cancer.