NSBCC Mourns Passing of Hamilton Jordan, External Advisory Board Member

Hamilton Jordan, good friend and NSBCC External Advisory Board Member, died in his home of cancer on Tuesday, May 20, 2008.  He was 63.  Hamilton was a 3-time cancer survivor, and was one of the most outspoken and influential public advocates for cancer research.  Hamilton, along with his wife Dorothy, founded Camp Sunshine, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. 

Mr. Jordan served as campaign manager and then Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter, and played in instrumental role in negotiating the release of the American hostages held in Iran during the waning days of the Carter Presidency. 

Mr. Jordan spoke at the first Annual NSBCC Retreat about the importance of the cancer research being conducted within the NSBCC, and he also relayed some of his personal experiences from his own battles with cancer, as well as his experiences with Camp Sunshine.  He presented each of the graduate students and postdocs with a signed copy of his own book about surviving cancer: “No Such Thing as a Bad Day.”

Along with his wife and three children, all of us at the NSBCC mourn his passing and remember the important contributions he made to our research. 

Further details on Mr. Jordan’s life may be found at the following link:


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