Eckhard Podack was born on February 26, 1943, in the East Prussian city of Königsberg and died on October 8, 2015.
He was a German-born American scientist and cancer researcher at the University of Miami.
Eckhard grew up in his native Germany.
Dr Podack, who became a lung cancer researcher and distinguished professor at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
In 2004, as he developed a vaccine that he hoped could stop or slow down the growth of lung cancer, he told the Miami Herald, he said he wanted to cure cancer.
Podack lived with Kristin in Coconut Grove, he was under treatment for constrictive pericarditis.
Eckhard Podack passed away at 72 due respiratory issues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.