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.
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.
Nelly Auersperg passed away on January 15, 2023 at the age of 94. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Auesperg spent six decades in cervical and ovarian cancer research, publishing over 200 research papers. She was a valued member of the association for 50 years.
Jill Hamer-Wilson, research advocate and cancer survivor, passed away November 13, 2022. Jill was a first-time participant in the 2019 Scientist↔Survior Program, a prior member of AACR, and was also featured in the 2020 Philanthropy Brief.