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.
Julian L. Ambrus, Sr.
Julian L. Ambrus, Sr., MD, PhD, a longtime member of the AACR, died Jan. 16, 2020, at the age of 95.
David A. Boothman
David A. Boothman, PhD, an Active member of the AACR, died on November 1, 2019. Dr. Boothman was professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and the inaugural Sid and Lois Eshkenazi Professor of Hematology-Oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Sydney Brenner, MBBCh, DPhil, Nobel Laureate, and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died April 5, 2019, at age 92.
Warren H. Bryce
Warren H. Bryce, MS, a longtime member of the AACR, died July 19, 2019, at the age of 70.
Etienne de Harven
Etienne de Harven, MD, an AACR member and former President of the Microscopy Society of America, died March 6, 2019, at age 92.
Peter M. Eckl
Peter M. Eckl, PhD, an Active member of the AACR, died on September 28, 2019. Dr. Eckl was professor in the Department of Biosciences at the University of Salzburg.
Geoffrey Falkson, MD, an AACR member and a pioneer in the clinical implementation of new anticancer treatments, died January 10, 2019, at age 85.
Bernard Fisher, MD, a Fellow of the AACR and a pioneering breast cancer researcher whose work dramatically altered the standard treatment for the disease, has died at the age of 101.
Y. Fulmer Shealy
Y. Fulmer Shealy, PhD, a chemist whose work contributed to the development of a treatment for melanoma, died July 3, 2019, at the age of 96.
Gary E. Gallick
Gary E. Gallick, PhD, a cancer researcher and longtime professor who won accolades for his teaching, died Sept. 10, 2019, at the age of 67.