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
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Deceased Members in 2018
(5/21/1936 - 2/18/2018)
Member since April 2014
Günter Blobel, MD, PhD, a Nobel Laureate and a Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Feb. 18, 2018, at the age of 81.
E. Omer Burgert
(5/21/1936 - 1/24/2018)
Member since January 1971
E. Omer Burgert, MD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died Jan. 24, 2018, at the age of 93. Dr. Burgert was a key contributor to the growth of the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Charles A. Coltman Jr.
(11/1/1930 - 11/28/2018)
Member since January 1973
Charles A. Coltman Jr., MD, a cofounder of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and a longtime member of the AACR, died Nov. 28, 2018, at age 88. Read more
Robert W. Day
(10/22/1930 - 1/6/2018)
Member since 1991
Robert W. Day, MD, PhD, an Emeritus member of the AACR, died Jan. 6, 2018, at the age of 87. Read more
James F. Holland
(5/16/1925 - 3/22/18)
Member since 1955
James F. Holland, MD, a Past President of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Fellow of the AACR Academy, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the age of 92.
Alan S. Rabson
Member since 1965
Alan S. Rabson, MD, a former deputy director of the National Cancer Institute and a longtime member of the AACR whose work in virology spanned six decades, died July 4, 2018, at the age of 92. Read more
Member since 1975
Peter Reichard, MD, a member of the AACR for 43 years, died June 18, 2018, at the age of 93. Read more
Agnes N. Stroud-Lee
Member since 1954
Agnes N. Stroud-Lee, PhD, an AACR member for 64 years, died March 6, 2018, at the age of 95. Read more
Sir John E. Sulston
Member since 2013
Sir John E. Sulston, PhD, Fellow of the AACR Academy and a Nobel Laureate, died March 6, 2018, at the age of 75.