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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 2023
Susan M. Samson, MPH

Susan M. Samson, MPH

(12/19/1944 - 01/25/2023)Member since 2006

Ms. Susan M. Samson, MPH, passed away January 25, 2023, at the age of 78.

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Michael R. Speicher

Michael R. Speicher

(10/25/1960 - 09/24/2023)Member since 1993

Michael R. Speicher, MD, a longtime AACR member who was professor and chairman of the Diagnostic and Research Institute of Human Genetics of the Medical University of Graz in Austria, died September 24, 2023, at the age of 62.

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Cullen M. Taniguchi

Cullen M. Taniguchi

(03/29/1976 - 11/15/2023)Member since 2015

Cullen M. Taniguchi, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, died November 15, 2023. He was 47 years old.

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Harald zur Hausen

Harald zur Hausen

(03/11/1936 - 05/29/2023)Member since 1987

Harald zur Hausen, MD, DSc, a Fellow of the AACR Academy and a Nobel Prize-winning virologist whose work led to the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, died May 29, 2023, at the age of 87.

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