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.
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.
Joseph R. Bertino
Joseph R. Bertino, MD, a Past President of the AACR and a Fellow of the AACR Academy whose research on drug resistance led to lifesaving new treatments for leukemia and lymphoma, died October 11, 2021, at the age of 91.
John Mac Cassady
John Mac Cassady, PhD, a longtime member of the AACR, died September 29, 2021, at the age of 83.
Martin A. “Mac” Cheever
Martin A. “Mac” Cheever, MD, an internationally recognized pioneer in immunotherapy, died September 23, 2021, at the age of 77.
Emil J Freireich
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.
Melvin Greenblatt, MD, a longtime member of the AACR, died September 22, 2021, at the age of 91.
Daniel P. Griswold, Jr.
Daniel P. Griswold Jr., DVM, a longtime member of the AACR, died February 9, 2021, at the age of 92.
David M. Livingston
David M. Livingston, MD, FAACR, an internationally recognized expert on the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in breast and ovarian cancer, died Oct. 17, 2021, at the age of 80.
Pierre P. Massion
Pierre Massion, MD, an internationally recognized expert on early detection of lung cancer, died April 4, 2021, at the age of 58.
J. Gordon McVie
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.