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In Memoriam

Epitaphs and articles written in memory of those leaders who have impacted the field of thoracic oncology.

Former MD Anderson President Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre Passes Away at 92

By Waun Ki Hong, MD Charles M. LeMaistre (1924–2017) Charles A. LeMaistre, MD, past president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a...

Robert L. Comis, MD

Clinical Trial Leader and Patient Champion Passes Away at 71 Robert L. Comis, MD, passed away suddenly in his home on May 10, 2017. He was...

Dr. David J. Sugarbaker

Posted: October 2018 David J. Sugarbaker, MD, an internationally known pioneer in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma and of complex thoracic cancers, passed...

Dr. James D. Cox

Posted: October 2018 James D. Cox, MD, a leader in the radiation oncology community and pioneer of proton therapy, passed away in August, just a...

Lung Cancer Pathology Pioneer Dr. Adi Gazdar Dies at 81

Posted: March 1, 2019 Adi Gazdar, MD, a true giant in the field of lung cancer research, passed away on December 29, 2018. Dr. Gazdar...

Cancer Research Innovator, Trailblazer, and Mentor Dr. Waun Ki Hong Dies

Posted: March 1, 2019 Waun Ki Hong, MD, the “father of chemoprevention” and renowned cancer researcher and mentor, died on January 2, 2019, at the...

In Memoriam – Gregory A. Curt, MD

On July 31, 2016, the lung cancer and oncology research community lost a respected researcher and leader, Gregory Curt, MD, who died at the...

Robert B. Livingston, MD

The lung cancer research community lost a respected leader and significant contributor to the field with the passing of Robert B. Livingston, MD, a...

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