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.
Paul A. Marks, MD, a Fellow of the AACR Academy who translated his passion for molecular biology into transformative leadership of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, died April 28, 2020, at the age of 93.
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.
David A. Boothman, PhD, an Active member of the AACR, died on November 1, 2019. Dr. Boothman was professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and the inaugural Sid and Lois Eshkenazi Professor of Hematology-Oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine.
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.
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.