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.
Janet A. Houghton, PhD, AACR member since 1979, died October 5, 2017, at the age of 65. She was distinguished fellow and the Emil Hess endowed chair of cancer biology in the Drug Discovery Division at the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Patricia J. Keely, PhD, AACR member since 2000, died June 24, 2017, at the age of 54. Keely was the recipent of the 2000 AACR-Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Career Development Award. She was a member WICR, TME, and the Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Tumor Microenvironment Research Scientific Review Committee.
Alfred S. Ketcham, MD, emeritus member of the AACR, died July 17, 2017, at the age of 92. Ketcham is the former chief of surgical oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, a position he held from 1974 until his retirement in 1995.
Michael J. McKenna, PhD, affiliate member of the AACR, died June 11, 2017, at the age of 70. McKenna was a toxicologist who worked in the laboratories of Dow Chemical Company and Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company and as a consultant providing strategic services and operational assistance to companies and investment firms in the life sciences field.