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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
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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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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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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Bonnie F. Sloane

Bonnie F. Sloane

(08/12/1944 - 12/24/2023)Member since 1983

Bonnie F. Sloane, PhD, former chair of the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and a longtime member of AACR, died December 24, 2023, at the age of 79. She held the rank of distinguished professor of pharmacology and was also a distinguished professor at the Barabara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.

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Nora M. Navone

Nora M. Navone

(07/22/1953 - 12/15/2023)Member since 1990

AACR member, Nora Navone, MD, PhD, professor of genitourinary medical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, died December 15, 2023. She was 70 years old.

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Worta McCaskill-Stevens

Worta McCaskill-Stevens

(07/26/1949 - 11/15/2023)Member since 2007

Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, former chief of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group and director of NCI Community Oncology Research Program, died November 15, 2023, at the age of 74.

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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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Sharon B. Murphy

Sharon B. Murphy

(10/19/1943 - 11/04/2023)Member since 1976

Sharon B. Murphy, MD, a pediatric oncologist and clinical cancer researcher who was a longtime AACR member, died November 4, 2023, at the age of 80.

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Lee Roy Morgan, Jr.

Lee Roy Morgan, Jr.

(11/05/1936 - 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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Franklyn G. Prendergast

Franklyn G. Prendergast

(03/07/1945 - 10/12/2023)Member since 1995

Franklyn G. Prendergast, MD, PhD, emeritus professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science who was the first Black director of an NCI-designated cancer center, and a longtime member of the AACR, died October 12, 2023, at the age of 78.

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Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack

(01/11/1929 - 09/29/2023)Member since 1973

Gerald Litwack, PhD, a retired professor of biochemistry, a prolific author, and a longtime member of AACR, died September 29, 2023, at the age of 94.

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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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Charles B. Kasper

Charles B. Kasper

(07/14/1966 - 09/05/2023)Member since 1972

Charles B. Kasper, PhD, a retired cell biologist at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a longtime member of the AACR, died September 5, 2023, at the age of 88.

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Peter G. Scholefield

Peter G. Scholefield

(06/26/1925 - 09/01/2023)Member since 1964

Peter G. Scholefield, DSc, PhD, a longtime biochemistry professor and cancer researcher in Canada and a member of the AACR since 1964, died September 1, 2023, at the age of 98.

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Irwin H. Krakoff

Irwin H. Krakoff

(07/20/1923 - 08/09/2023)Member since 1957

Irwin H. Krakoff, MD, a pioneering oncologist and cancer center leader, died August 9, 2023, at the age of 100.

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David S. Alberts

David S. Alberts

(12/30/1939 - 07/29/2023)Member since 1975

David S. Alberts, MD, a pioneer in cancer prevention research and a longtime member of the AACR, died July 29, 2023, at the age of 83.

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Filippo G. Giancotti

Filippo G. Giancotti

(03/25/1958 - 07/14/2023)Member since 2008

Filippo G. Giancotti, MD, PhD, an expert in cancer metastasis and professor at Columbia University’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, died on July 14, 2023, at the age of 65.

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Wilko Weichert

Wilko Weichert

(09/22/1970 - 07/10/2023)Member since 2004

Dr. Wilko Weichert, MD, AACR Active member, passed away July 10, 2023, at the age of 52.

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Susan M. Love

Susan M. Love

(02/09/1948 - 07/02/2023)Member since 1995

Susan M. Love, MD, MBA, a breast cancer surgeon who revolutionized patient care and advocacy, died July 2, 2023, at the age of 75.

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Richard H. Creech

Richard H. Creech

(04/06/1940 - 07/01/2023)Member since 1979

Richard H. Creech, MD, a medical oncologist and a longtime member of the AACR, died July 1, 2023, at the age of 83.

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Luigi Chieco-Bianchi

Luigi Chieco-Bianchi

(04/24/1933 - 06/23/2023)Member since 1991

Dr. Luigi Chieco-Bianchi, MD, a longterm AACR Emeritus Member, died June 23, 2023.

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A. William Blackstock Jr.

A. William Blackstock Jr.

(04/29/1963 - 06/18/2023)Member since 2001

A. William Blackstock Jr., MD, a radiation oncologist and cancer center leader, died June 18, 2023, at the age of 60.

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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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