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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
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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Thomas A. Waldmann

Thomas A. Waldmann

(09/21/1930 - 09/25/2021)Member since 1987

Thomas A. Waldmann, MD, a leader in the field of immunology, died September 25, 2021, at the age of 91.

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Martin A. “Mac” Cheever

Martin A. “Mac” Cheever

(02/04/1944 - 09/23/2021)Member since 1979

Martin A. “Mac” Cheever, MD, an internationally recognized pioneer in immunotherapy, died September 23, 2021, at the age of 77.

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Melvin Greenblatt

Melvin Greenblatt

(09/25/1929 - 09/22/2021)Member since 1969

Melvin Greenblatt, MD, a longtime member of the AACR, died September 22, 2021, at the age of 91.

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Franco M. Muggia

Franco M. Muggia

(01/02/1936 - 09/08/2021)Member since 1970

Franco M. Muggia, MD, a renowned expert in ovarian cancer therapeutics, died September 8, 2021, at the age of 85.

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Gerald N. Wogan

Gerald N. Wogan

(01/11/1930 - 07/16/2021)Member since 1968

Gerald N. Wogan, PhD, a renowned expert in toxicology and a longtime member of the AACR, died July 16, 2021, at the age of 91.

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Henry C. Pitot III

Henry C. Pitot III

(05/12/1930 - 06/09/2021)Member since 1961

Henry C. Pitot III, MD, PhD, a renowned researcher in the field of carcinogenesis, died June 9, 2021, at the age of 91.

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