Born in Dravograd, Slovenia, to farmer parents. Studied medicine in Vienna, Belgrad, Ljubljana, graduated there 1950.
Board exam in radiation therapy 1955 Ljubljana. 1961-1973 radiation oncologist Radiumhemmet, Stockholm, Sweden, 6 years chief of pediatric radiation therapy there. Doctoral thesis on nephroblastoma at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm l973 associate professor there. 1973-75 and 1977-84 Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, New York, in charge of pediatric and of ophtalmologie radiation. Since 1984 at the Oncological Institute Ljubljana, officially retired 1990 but still working on research project: “Late effects of childhood cancer treatment” and seminaries, consulting.
Assoc. prof. Karolinska Institute Sweden, Cornell University, New York, Full prof. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Past president of SIOP.
Married 2 children, 7 great-grandchildren
The Little Knights
by Berta Jereb
This work could not be written without scientific research. It is about those, who as children, had their bout with cancer. These children were in pain, were frightened to death, were lonely, felt abandoned and felt injustice. In the booklet we see them as young adults, we meet them on the street, do not notice them, but they carry within them many a treasure and secret, unknown to us.
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