​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In Memoriam 2014

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 2014. Please email the Membership Department to share additional information on a deceased member.

​​​Monica BarlowMonica Barlow
(6/5/1977 - 2/28/2014)
​​​Member since 2013
​Monica Barlow died Feb. 28, 2014, at the age of 36. She was director of public relations for the Baltimore Orioles, one of only a few women to hold such a role in Major League Baseball. Read more.​

Denise A. ChanDenise A. Chan, PhD
(4/4/1977 - 10/24/2​014)
Member since 2010
​Denise A. Chan, PhD, died Oct. 24​​, 2014, at the age of 37 from metastic breast cancer. She was principal investigator and assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco​​. Read more​ and see also​ a tribute from colleagues.​

John L. FaheyJo​​hn L. F​​​ahey, MD
(9/8/1924 - 8/19/2​014)
Member since 1958

John L. Fahey, MD, died Aug. 19, 2014, at the age of 89. His laboratory and clinical research was focused on immunology, specifically cancer, autoimmune disease, immune deficiency, and AIDS​. He was emeritus director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease at the University of California in Los Angeles​.​ Rea​d more.​

Emmanuel FarberEmmanue​​​​​​l Farber, MD, PhD
(10/19/1918 - 8/3/2014)
Member since 1952
Emmanuel Farber, MD, PhD, died Aug. 3, 2014, at the age of 95. He was professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. Read more.

Mario GosalvezMario Gosalvez, MD
(9/11/1940 - 2/15/2014)
Member since 1976
​Mario Gosalvez, MD, died Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 73. He was professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Read more.

Thomas C. HallThomas C. Hall, MD
(11/26/1921 - 9/2​014)
Member since 1955

Thomas C. Hall, MD, died in Sept. 2014, at the age of 92. He was a researcher, teacher, and practicing oncologist throughout the country and in Canada. He had been an AACR member for over 59 years and served on the AACR board of directors from ​1972-1975. Read more​.

Irving S. JohnsonIrving S. Johnson, PhD
(6/30/1925 - 7/10/2014)
Member since 1959
​Irving S. Johnson, PhD, biomedical research consultant, died July 10, 2014, at the age of 89. He was known for his research on recombinant DNA. He established the AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award. Read more.

Martin LipkinMartin Lipkin, MD
(4/30/1926 - 2/2014)
Member since 1963

Martin Lipkin, MD, professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, died in Feb. 2014 at the age of 87. He was a pioneer in the fields of colorectal pathogenesis and chemoprevention. A committed AACR member for 51 years, he was a supporter of the AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship. Read more.
​​​Donald MetcalfDonald Metcalf, MD
(2/26/1929 - 12/15/2014)
Member since 1958

​​​Donald Metcalf, MD, h​​onorary AACR member and inaugural fellow of the AACR academy, died Dec. 15, 2014, at the age of 85. He was professor emeritus at the University of Melbourne and Carden fellow in cancer research in the Division of Cancer and Hematology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. He was known as the "father of modern hematology" for his pioneering work on the control of blood cell formation and the control of leukemic cells. Read more​.
Richard C. MoonRichard C. Moon, PhD
(7/25/1926 – 6/6/2014)
Member since 1/1/1968

Dr. Moon died June 6, 2014, at the age of 87. He retired from the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago's Specialized Cancer Center in 1997 and continued consulting work in cancer research until 2013. Read more.

Donald L. MortonDonald L. Morton, MD
(9/12/1934 – 1/10/2014)
Member since 1/1/1963

Dr. Morton died Jan. 10, 2014, at the age of 79. He was chief of the melanoma program and co-director of the surgical oncology fellowship program at the John Wayne Cancer Institiute in Santa Monica, California. Read more.

Jagat J. MukherjeeJagat J. Mukherjee, PhD
(11/11/1951 – 1/24/2014)
Member since 4/18/2002

Dr. Mukherjee died Jan. 24, 2014, at the age of 62. He was a research scientist at the State University of New York (SUNY) Research Foundation in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory in the Great Lakes Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Read more.

J. Frederic MushinskiJ. Frederic Mushinski, MD
(3/18/1938 - ​12/18/2014)
Member since 1/1/1974

​J. Frederic Mushinski, MD died Dec. 18, 2014, at the age of 76. He was a principal investigator at the National Cancer Institute until his retirement in 2009. His research focused on the isolation and handling of DNA and RNA. Read more.
Harold L. NewmarkHarold L. Newmark, DSc, PhD (hc)
(7/21/1918 – 1/11/2014)
Member since 1/1/1982

​Dr. Newmark died Jan. 11, 2014, at the age of 95. He was resident adjunct professor and consultant at Rutgers University. He was known for his important contributions to cancer prevention research, including his work on calcium and colon cancer prevention. Read more.​
Eddie ReedEddie Reed, MD
(12/17/1953 - 5/28/2014)
Member since 1987

Eddie Reed, MD, died May 28, 2014, at the age of 60. He was clinical director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He was known internationally in the cancer research field for his two interests, cancer drug development and cancer care for the underserved. Read more. Remembrances of Eddie Reed

Jesse L. SteinfeldJesse L. Steinfeld, MD
(1/6/1927 - 8/5/2014)
Member since 1956

Jesse L. Steinfeld, MD, PhD, died Aug. 5, 2014, at the age of 87. He was a former U.S. surgeon general (1969-1973) and an antitobacco crusader. Read more.

Lee W. WattenbergH. James Wallace, MD
(8/15/1930 - 8/4/2​014)
Member since 1974

H. James Wallace, MD, AACR Emeritus member, died Aug. 4, 2014, at the age of 83.

Lee W. WattenbergLee W. Wattenberg, MD
(12/22/1921 - 12/9/2​014)
Member since 1961

Lee W. Wattenberg, MD, died Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 92. He was an emeritus professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center in Minneapolis. He was an AACR past-president (1992-1993) and an elected fellow of the AACR Academy. Read more.
John H. WeisburgerJohn H. Weisburger, PhD
(9/15/1921 - 2/17/2014)
Member since 1951

​John H. Weisburger, PhD, honorary AACR member and inaugural fellow of the AACR Academy, died Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 92. He was research professor of pathology in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, New York. His research focused on the etiology of cancer. Read more.

Charles E. WennerCharles E. Wenner, PhD
(5/2/1924 - 1/8/2014)
Member since 1955

Charles E. Wenner, PhD, an AACR member for 59 years, died Jan. 8 at the age of 89. He was research professor emeritus at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, and past chair of the institute's cellular and molecular biology laboratory. Read more.

Walter WolfWalter Wolf, PhD
(5/25/1931 - 12/25/2014)
Member since 1990

Walter Wolf, PhD, an AACR member for 24 years, died Dec. 25 at the age of 83. He was the distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Univ. of Southern California School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles. Read more.

Yasuo YagiYasuo Yagi, DSc
(11/24/1921 - 11/14/2014)
Member since 1965

Yasuo Yagi, DSc died Nov. 14 at the age of 92. He was director of the Nippon Roche Research Center in Kamakura, Japan, until his retirement in 1986. He continued to work with the company as an auditor until his death. Read more.

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