New York, New York

May 16, 1925 – Mar 22, 2018


May 16, 1925
March 22, 2018
New York, New York


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HOLLAND--James. James F. Holland, M.D., our beloved father and an acknowledged founder and pioneer of the field of clinical cancer care, died on March 22, 2018 at age 92 at home, surrounded by family. He was the Distinguished Professor of Neoplastic Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at...

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It's science, that says it all...and thanks for ur research, no one was even on the right track!

As President and CEO of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society I am deeply sorry to hear of Dr. Holland's passing. He will be deeply missed by all of us, as will his unwavering dedication and commitment to our mission.

Dr. Holland had just arrived at Mt. Sinai in NYC from Buffalo in 1972 when he took me on as one of his patients to treat me, at the age of 19, with a diagnosis of synovial sarcoma, which was removed from my right leg. He told me and my parents, she will be part of my research... I will never forget he said to my parents that if you take her anywhere else, they are going to want to amputate her leg...I want to treat her entire body. Six months of grueling chemo with a new experimental...

He was my mentor and unsurpassed influence on my life from the time I started in laboratories and clinic at the age of 14.. He taught me and many others to do all possible to try to save a life by curing the disease. His passion and articulate intellectual dissection of a difficult problem always forced us to think outside the box exploring new ways to beat the cancer. Our task has to be to keep that penetrating spirit and approach until the disease finally yields.

Sincere sympathies to the Holland family. Your father was a game-changer. Losing 2 parents in such a short period of time is very sad. I had the privilege to meet Dr. Holland once or twice - my mother worked at Mt Sinai for 15 years and she introduced me to him. I hope you take comfort knowing he extended the life of so many patients. God Bless your family.

I lived across the street from this loving family when they lived in Buffalo, New York. I have fond memories of playing at their home. I remember sitting around their dinner table and Dr. Holland plating food for us. I was 9 years old at that time and did not know I was in the prescence of such an important cancer visionary. I am sorry to hear of his passing and am amazed at all he accomplished in his life. Deepest sympathies to the Holland children, Steven, Mary, Sally, Peter, and David....

As a young patient at roswell Park in 1964-65 DR. Holland was my savior. I owe my life to him and thought about him many many times through the years. I am so sorry to read of his passing and to read of his great accomplishments. He has gone on to do even greater things. Look forward to seeing him in the afterlife.

I was 15 when I first met and was treated by Dr. Holland. Over the next 7 years he was my doctor and friend. There isn't a day that goes by he isn't in my thoughts and will forever be in my heart.
Your family was blessed - you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Libby Wayman Kahn

My deepest sympathy......