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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 2019
John Mendelsohn

John Mendelsohn

(08/31/1936 - 01/08/2019)Member since 1977

John Mendelsohn, MD, FAACR, a former member of the AACR Board of Directors, a former editor-in-chief of Clinical Cancer Research, and a fellow of the AACR Academy, died January 7, 2019, at the age of 82.

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Arthur B. Pardee

Arthur B. Pardee

(07/12/1921 - 02/24/2019)Member since 1974

Arthur B. Pardee, PhD, FAACR, a past president of the AACR who conducted pioneering research in molecular biology, died February 24, 2019, at the age of 97.

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Peter J. Rosen

Peter J. Rosen

(12/24/1941 - 10/28/2019)Member since 2008

Peter J. Rosen, MD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, passed away on October 28, 2019, at the age of 77.

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Leonard A. Sauer

Leonard A. Sauer

(08/20/1929 - 04/15/2019)Member since 1980

Leonard A. Sauer, MD, PhD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died on April 15, 2019, at the age of 89. Dr. Sauer was a Senior Research Physician at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital.

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D. Dale Shoemaker

D. Dale Shoemaker

(10/16/1946 - 09/10/2019)Member since 1981

D. Dale Shoemaker, PhD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died September 10, 2019, at the age of 72.

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Elliot H. Stonehill

Elliot H. Stonehill

(09/22/1928 - 07/17/2019)Member since 1979

Elliot H. Stonehill, PhD, an Emertius member of the AACR, passed away on July 17, 2019.

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Elizabeth Weisburger

Elizabeth Weisburger

(04/09/1924 - 02/12/2019)Member since 1967

Elizabeth K. Weisburger, PhD, a chemical toxicologist and a longtime member of the AACR, died February 12, 2019, at the age of 94.

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