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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
Clara D. Bloomfield

Clara D. Bloomfield

(05/15/1942 - 03/01/2020)Member since 1974

Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, a Fellow of the AACR Academy whose research identified the genetic drivers of leukemia, leading to the development of more personalized treatment for the disease, died March 1, 2020, at the age of 77.

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Philip Leder

Philip Leder

(11/19/1934 - 02/02/2020)Member since 2013

Philip Leder, MD, FAACR, a pioneering molecular biologist and geneticist and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died February 2, 2020, at the age of 85.

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Julian L. Ambrus, Sr.

Julian L. Ambrus, Sr.

(11/29/1924 - 01/16/2020)Member since 1956

Julian L. Ambrus, Sr., MD, PhD, a longtime member of the AACR, died Jan. 16, 2020, at the age of 95

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Mortimer L. Mendelsohn

Mortimer L. Mendelsohn

(12/01/1925 - 01/08/2020)Member since 1959

Mortimer L. Mendelsohn, MD, PhD, a renowned biosciences professor and researcher, died January 8, 2020, at the age of 94.

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Bernard Fisher

Bernard Fisher

(08/23/1918 - 10/15/2019)Member since 1961

Bernard Fisher, MD, a Fellow of the AACR and a pioneering breast cancer researcher whose work dramatically altered the standard treatment for the disease, has died at the age of 101.

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John A. Mannick

John A. Mannick

(03/24/1928 - 10/13/2019)Member since 1973

John A. Mannick, MD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died on October 13, 2019 at the age of 91. Dr. Mannick was the Chief of Surgery and the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Ariel Cahill Hollinshead Hyun

Ariel Cahill Hollinshead Hyun

(08/24/1929 - 09/10/2019)Member since 1973

Ariel Cahill Hollinshead Hyun, PhD, a pioneering cancer researcher whose work contributed to the foundation of immunotherapy, died September 10, 2019, at the age of 90.

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Kenneth R. Hess

Kenneth R. Hess

(01/04/1960 - 07/26/2019)Member since 2001

Kenneth R. Hess, PhD, an AACR member and a statistician whose work helped support numerous cancer clinical trials, died July 26, 2019, at the age of 59.

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Warren H. Bryce

Warren H. Bryce

(08/03/1948 - 07/19/2019)Member since 1996

Warren H. Bryce, MS, a longtime member of the AACR, died July 19, 2019, at the age of 70.

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Kurt J. Isselbacher

Kurt J. Isselbacher

(09/12/1925 - 07/18/2019)Member since 1990

Kurt J. Isselbacher, MD, a renowned gastroenterologist and cancer center director, died July 18, 2019, at age 93.

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Y. Fulmer Shealy

Y. Fulmer Shealy

(02/26/1923 - 07/03/2019)Member since 1992

Y. Fulmer Shealy, PhD, a chemist whose work contributed to the development of a treatment for melanoma, died July 3, 2019, at the age of 96.

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Henry Lynch

Henry Lynch

(01/04/1928 - 06/02/2019)Member since 2016

Henry T. Lynch, MD, FAACR, a pioneering geneticist whose work in identifying hereditary components of cancer led to groundbreaking advances against several cancer types, died June 2, 2019, at the age of 91.

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LaSalle Leffall

LaSalle Leffall

(05/22/1930 - 05/25/2019)Member since 2002

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. MD, an esteemed surgeon and professor who went on to lead multiple national and international cancer organizations, died May 25, 2019, at age 89.

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Masaki Kitajima

Masaki Kitajima

(08/02/1941 - 05/21/2019)Member since 2003

Masaki Kitajima, PhD, an Active member of the AACR, died May 21, 2019, at the age of 74.

Margaret Hargreaves

Margaret Hargreaves

(10/10/1937 - 05/18/2019)Member since 2002

Margaret Hargreaves, MS, PhD, an AACR member whose research focused on health disparities, died May 18, 2019, at age 81.

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Leonard A. Sauer

Leonard A. Sauer

(08/20/1929 - 04/15/2019)Member since 1980

LeonardA. Sauer, MD, PhD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died on April 15, 2019, at the age of 89. Dr. Sauer was a Senior Research Physician at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital.

Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner

(01/13/1927 - 04/05/2019)Member since 2013

Sydney Brenner, MBBCh, DPhil, Nobel Laureate, and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died April 5, 2019, at age 92.

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