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.
Lewis Aronow, PhD, AACR Emeritus member, died October 20, 2017, at the age of 90. Aronow was a professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Susan K. Axler, AACR affiliate member and Scientist ↔ Survivor participant, died August 17, 2017, from complications due to metastatic breast cancer.
Roswell K. Boutwell
Roswell K. Boutwell, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died August 25, 2017, at the age of 99. Boutwell was a professor emeritus of oncology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) and an emeritus program member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
George T. Bryan
George T. Bryan, MD, PhD, AACR Emeritus member, died July 10, 2017, at the age of 84. Bryan was a professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
Donald S. Coffey
Donald S. Coffey, PhD, FAACR, Past President of the AACR (1997-1998) and Fellow of the AACR Academy, died November 9, 2017, at the age of 85. Coffey was the Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Robert L. Comis
Robert L. Comis, MD, cochair of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group and professor of medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia, died May 10, 2017, at the age of 71.
Carson Clifford Conaway, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died June 13, 2017. Born Feb. 19, 1939, Conaway was 78 at the time of his death.
John W. Cramer
John W. Cramer, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died September 26, 2017, at the age of 88. His research focused on chemical cancer causation, chemotherapy, and cell division.
Patrick W. Gavin
Patrick W. Gavin, a pharmacy executive and patient advocate who participated in the AACR’s Scientist↔Survivor Program (SSP), died December 18, 2017, at the age of 68.
Beppino C. Giovanella
Beppino C. Giovanella, PhD, AACR Emeritus member, died December 14, 2017, at the age of 85. Giovanella was the Laboratory Director of CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research.