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.
Gustavo A. Arias-Pinilla
Gustavo A. Arias-Pinilla, MBBS, MSc, PhD, an Associate member of the AACR, died April 21, 2022, at the age of 33.
Leslie Bernstein, PhD
Leslie Bernstein, PhD, a pioneer in the field of cancer epidemiology and prevention, died July 28, 2022, at the age of 82.
Audrey E. Evans
Audrey E. Evans, MD, a pioneering pediatric oncologist and a cofounder of the Ronald McDonald House, died September 29, 2022, at the age of 97.
Robert J. Gillies
Robert J. Gillies, PhD, a pioneer in radiomics whose discoveries spanned multiple disciplines of cancer research, died June 7, 2022, at the age of 69.
Beatrice Mintz, PhD, a Fellow of the AACR Academy and a trailblazing pioneer in multiple fields of cancer biology, died January 3, 2022, at the age of 100.
Donald P. Pinkel
Donald P. Pinkel, MD, who pioneered lifesaving cancer treatment for childhood leukemia patients and helped found St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the age of 95.
John Edward Porter
Congressman John Edward Porter passed away Friday, June 3, at the age of 87.
Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins
Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins, MA, who survived ovarian cancer and went on to become a powerful patient advocate with an extraordinary passion for ending cancer health disparities, died August 1, 2022, at the age of 72.
Hiroshi Shiku, MD, PhD, an immunologist whose work helped establish the foundation of cancer immunotherapy, died September 4, 2022, at the age of 79.
Michael B. Sporn
Michael B. Sporn, MD, a Fellow of the AACR Academy who was a pioneer in chemoprevention of cancer, died September 29, 2022, at the age of 89.