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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.

Recently Deceased Members
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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Beatrice Mintz

Beatrice Mintz

(01/24/1921 - 01/03/2022)Member since 2013

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.

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David M. Livingston

David M. Livingston

(03/29/1941 - 10/17/2021)Member since 1997

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.

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Joseph R. Bertino

Joseph R. Bertino

(08/16/1930 - 10/11/2021)Member since 1962

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.

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John Mac Cassady

John Mac Cassady

(08/16/1938 - 09/29/2021)Member since 1979

John Mac Cassady, PhD, a longtime member of the AACR, died September 29, 2021, at the age of 83.

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