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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 2021
José Baselga

José Baselga

(07/03/1959 - 03/21/2021)Member since 1994

José Baselga, MD, PhD, AACR Past President, Fellow of the AACR Academy, and a major force in the development of molecular targeted agents in precision cancer medicine, died March 21, 2021, at the age of 61.

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Emil J Freireich

Emil J Freireich

(03/16/1927 - 02/01/2021)Member since 1962

Emil J Freireich, MD, DSc, FAACR, a Fellow of the AACR Academy who developed a landmark treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, died February 1, 2021 at the age of 93.

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Daniel P. Griswold, Jr.

Daniel P. Griswold, Jr.

(11/15/1928 - 02/09/2021)Member since 1967

Daniel P. Griswold Jr., DVM, a longtime member of the AACR, died February 9, 2021, at the age of 92.

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Pierre P. Massion

Pierre P. Massion

(03/28/1963 - 04/04/2021)Member since 1999

Pierre Massion, MD, an internationally recognized expert on early detection of lung cancer, died April 4, 2021, at the age of 58.

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J. Gordon McVie

J. Gordon McVie

(01/13/1945 - 01/20/2021)Member since 1984

J. Gordon McVie, MD, DSc, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, an innovative leader of several international cancer organizations, died January 20, 2021, at the age of 76.

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Franco M. Muggia

Franco M. Muggia

(01/02/1936 - 09/08/2021)Member since 1970

Franco M. Muggia, MD, a renowned expert in ovarian cancer therapeutics, died September 8, 2021, at the age of 85.

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Giorgio Parmiani

Giorgio Parmiani

(10/24/1938 - 03/21/2021)Member since 1972

Giorgio Parmiani, MD, an internationally renowned immunologist and a longtime member of the AACR, died March 21, 2021, at the age of 82.

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Howard Sands

Howard Sands

(08/20/1942 - 03/18/2021)Member since 1990

Howard Sands, PhD, a longtime member of the AACR, died March 18, 2021 at the age of 78.

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Joseph V. Simone

Joseph V. Simone

(09/19/1935 - 01/21/2021)Member since 1972

Joseph V. Simone, MD, a former member of the AACR Board of Directors and an innovative leader of several of the nation’s preeminent cancer centers, died Jan. 21, 2021, at the age of 85.

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Sandra L. Spivey

Sandra L. Spivey

(01/04/1953 - 03/15/2021)Member since 2020

Sandra L. Spivey, a passionate patient advocate and an Affiliate member of the AACR, died March 15, 2021, at the age of 68.

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