BUFFALO, New YorkGerald P. Murphy, MD, DSc, seventh director of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), died suddenly, January 21, 2000, in Tel Aviv, Israel, while attending an International Union Against Cancer meeting in his role as secretary-general. Dr. Murphy was 65. He began his career at RPCI in 1967 when he was appointed associate director for clinical affairs and chief of the Departments of Urology and Experimental Surgery. He served as director of RPCI from 1970 to 1985.
After leaving RPCI, Dr. Murphy served as professor of urology and director of the Urologic Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of Buffalo, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, and director and chief operating officer of the Pacific Northwest Research Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Bridget, and six children.