Mac Cheever (1944–2021): a tribute to a life of achievement and service
January 21, 2022
Dr. Mac Cheever was a true pioneer in immune therapy for cancer. His efforts have helped many patients with cancer, but particularly those with Merkel cell carcinoma, helping to lead to the approval of anti-PD1 for MCC. This tribute to his life details why he believed that immune therapy for cancer would be important, decades before that was proven to be the case. We deeply miss him, his sage advice, and support for developing new approaches to target cancer using the immune system.