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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
Holbrook E. Kohrt

Holbrook E. Kohrt

(12/14/1977 - 02/24/2016)Member since 2010

Holbrook Edwin Kidd Kohrt, MD, PhD, assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, died February 24, 2016, at the age of 38.

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Susan L. Lindquist

Susan L. Lindquist

(06/04/1949 - 10/26/2016)Member since 2011

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.

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Charles “Randy” Lomax

Charles “Randy” Lomax

(09/14/1947 - 07/28/2016)Member since 2013

Charles "Randy" Lomax, PhD, of the Melanoma Research Foundation, died on July 28, 2016, at the age of 68. Lomax was an affiliate member of the AACR.

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James Mezhir

James Mezhir

(06/28/1973 - 02/24/2016)Member since 2010

James J. Mezhir, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, died February 3, 2016, at the age of 42.

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Enrico Mihich

Enrico Mihich

(01/04/1928 - 12/29/2016)Member since 1958

Enrico Mihich, MD, presidential scholar and special assistant to the president for sponsored research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, died December 29, 2016, at the age of 88.

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D. James Morré

D. James Morré

(10/20/1935 - 06/16/2016)Member since 1979

D. James Morré, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, died June 16, 2016, at the age of 81.

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Peter C. Nowell

Peter C. Nowell

(02/08/1928 - 12/26/2016)Member since 1957

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.

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Patrick M. O’Connor

Patrick M. O’Connor

(07/30/1960 - 07/04/2016)Member since 1989

Patrick M. O’Connor, PhD, AACR member since 1989, died July 4, 2016, at the age of 55. O’Connor had most recently served as chief scientific officer and senior vice president, head of research at Ignyta Inc. in San Diego.

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Chung S. Park

Chung S. Park

(01/14/1942 - 01/18/2016)Member since 2012

Chung S. Park, PhD, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, died January 18, 2016, at the age of 74.

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Richmond Prehn

Richmond Prehn

(12/08/1922 - 11/07/2016)Member since 1953

Richmond T. Prehn, MD, former member of the AACR board of directors, died November 7, 2016, at the age of 93. Prehn, who first joined the organization in 1953, had been an emeritus member of the AACR since 1988.

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