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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 2024
Nathan A. Berger

Nathan A. Berger

(07/08/1940 - 06/15/2024)Member since 1978

Nathan A. Berger, MD, founding director of what is now the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, and a member of the AACR since 1978, died June 14, 2024. He was 83.

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Judith Campisi

Judith Campisi

(03/12/1948 - 01/19/2024)Member since 2020

Judith Campisi, PhD, an expert on the link between aging and cancer through cellular senescence at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died January 19, 2024, after a long illness.

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Lynette Ann Denny

Lynette Ann Denny

(01/30/1958 - 06/09/2024)Member since 2022

Lynette Ann Denny, MD, PhD, an AACR member, former head of department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, and a leading researcher in the prevention of cervical cancer in low-resource settings, died June 9, 2024. She was 66.

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Connie J. Eaves

Connie J. Eaves

(05/22/1944 - 03/07/2024)Member since 1988

Connie J. Eaves, PhD, OC, a Canadian biologist whose work on hematopoiesis and stem cells provided insights into the biology of leukemia and breast cancer, died March 7, 2024, at the age of 79.  She was a Fellow of the AACR Academy.

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Ivy B. Elkins

Ivy B. Elkins

(07/10/1966 - 06/23/2024)Member since 2017

Ivy B. Elkins of Evanston, Illinois, an advocate for lung cancer research and for patients with the disease and a member of the AACR, died June 23, 2024.  She was 57.

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V. Craig Jordan

V. Craig Jordan

(07/25/1947 - 06/09/2024)Member since 1981

V. Craig Jordan, PhD, DSc, FAACR, a pharmacologist and a pioneer of hormone therapy for the treatment of breast cancer, died June 9, 2024, at the age of 76.

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Edith P. Mitchell

Edith P. Mitchell

(11/20/1947 - 01/21/2024)Member since 2016

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, an oncologist, the enterprise vice president for cancer disparities at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) in Philadelphia, and a retired brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force, died recently at the age of 76.

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Lee Roy Morgan, Jr.

Lee Roy Morgan, Jr.

(09/08/1966 - 10/22/2023)Member since 1965

Lee Roy Morgan, Jr., MD, PhD, a retired clinical pharmacologist and oncologist and an AACR member for 58 years, died October 22, 2023. He was 86 years old.

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