Thomas C. Hall, MD, an AACR member for more than 59 years, died in September 2014, at the age of 93. Hall served on the AACR board of directors from 1972 to 1975.
Born Nov. 26, 1921, in the Bronx, New York, Hall attended Harvard College, although World War II interrupted his schooling. As a practicing Quaker and pacifist, Hall, rather than serving in the military, served an 18-month federal prison term, during which he worked in the hospital as an orderly. This experience sparked his interest in medicine, and Hall received his medical degree in 1949 from Harvard Medical School in Boston.
He spent his career as a researcher, teacher, and practicing oncologist throughout the country and in Canada at institutes including Harvard Medical School; Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston; the University of Rochester in New York; the University of Southern California; and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He retired to Bellingham, Washington, where he was part of a National Cancer Institute prostate cancer prevention trial and worked as a medical oncologist.
Hall joined the AACR in 1955.