Jim Cox, professor emeritus in radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, passed away on Aug. 14. 2018.  He was 80.

native of Ohio, Jim graduated with honors from Kenyon College and University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his oncology training at Penrose Cancer Hospital of Colorado Springs, University of Chicago, and Institute Gustav Roussy Institute in France.

Jim served during his long and illustrious career as professor and founding chairman of the departments of radiation oncology at Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and as professor, physician-in-chief, and division of radiation oncology head at UTMDACC.

In each of these roles, Jim had extraordinary success in mentoring younger physicians, elevating the care of cancer patients and the associated clinical and translational research, and establishing a culture of collaborative inquiry among his colleagues.