LLOYD J. OLD

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OLD--Lloyd J. The staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) note with sadness the death of our esteemed colleague Lloyd J. Old, who was internationally recognized as one of the founders and standard bearers of the field of tumor immunology. His research over a period of more than 50 years has directly enabled the design and development of tumor-specific vaccines and targeted antibodies. He was dedicated to developing the field of immunology and was a devoted and selfless mentor to hundreds of young researchers. His vision and leadership brought basic and clinical investigators together, across institutional and international borders, to take tumor immunology from animal models into clinical research and the development of promising new cancer therapies. Dr. Old joined MSKCC in 1958, served as associate director of research from 1973 to 1983, and was named to the William E. Snee Chair in Cancer Immunology in 1983. In June 2011 he received the C. Chester Stock Award from MSKCC. Dr. Lloyd also served for 17 years as Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and for 30 years as Scientific Director of the Cancer Research Institute. He will be sorely missed by all his colleagues. We extend our sympathies to his family. Craig B. Thompson, MD President, Robert E. Wittes, MD Physician-in-Chief, Thomas J. Kelly, MD PhD Director, Sloan-Kettering Institute

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 29, 2011