In This Section

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.

Recently Deceased Members
Gloria M. Petersen

Gloria M. Petersen

(08/08/1950 - 01/08/2023)Member since 2001

Gloria M. Petersen, PhD, a respected genetic epidemiologist and pancreatic cancer researcher, died January 8, 2023, at the age of 72.

Read More
Audrey E. Evans

Audrey E. Evans

(03/06/1925 - 09/29/2022)Member since 1964

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.

Read More
Michael B. Sporn

Michael B. Sporn

(02/15/1933 - 09/29/2022)Member since 1966

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.

Read More
Hiroshi Shiku

Hiroshi Shiku

(01/15/1943 - 09/04/2022)Member since 1978

Hiroshi Shiku, MD, PhD, an immunologist whose work helped establish the foundation of cancer immunotherapy, died September 4, 2022, at the age of 79.

Read More
Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins

Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins

(02/16/1950 - 08/01/2022)Member since 2005

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.

Read More
Leslie Bernstein, PhD

Leslie Bernstein, PhD

(10/09/1939 - 07/28/2022)Member since 1996

Leslie Bernstein, PhD, a pioneer in the field of cancer epidemiology and prevention, died July 28, 2022, at the age of 82.

Read More
Robert J. Gillies

Robert J. Gillies

(02/27/1953 - 06/07/2022)Member since 2010

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.

Read More
John Edward Porter

John Edward Porter

(06/01/1935 - 06/03/2022)Member since 2000

Congressman John Edward Porter passed away Friday, June 3, at the age of 87.  

Read More
Gustavo A. Arias-Pinilla

Gustavo A. Arias-Pinilla

(10/21/1988 - 04/21/2022)Member since 2012

Gustavo A. Arias-Pinilla, MBBS, MSc, PhD, an Associate member of the AACR, died April 21, 2022, at the age of 33.

Read More
Donald P. Pinkel

Donald P. Pinkel

(09/07/1926 - 03/09/2022)Member since 1959

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.

Read More