4 October 2013
Dr John Higginson (1922 – 2013)
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is deeply saddened by the passing away of Dr John Higginson.
An internationally esteemed researcher, Dr Higginson had a special place at IARC and was highly appreciated. In July 1966, Dr Higginson was appointed the first director and he played a critical role in shaping the then-nascent Agency with his vision for inter-disciplinary research including epidemiology, biostatistics and laboratory sciences. He served as director of IARC until 1981.Open PDF with Information