In-memoriam Prof Janusz Skowronek




With great sadness we took notice of the death of Professor Janusz Skowronek. 

Janusz was the head of the Brachytherapy Unit at The Greater Poland Cancer Centre in Poznań, Poland. From 2013 till 2017 he was member of the GEC-ESTRO Committee. 

We have learned Janusz as a person very devoted to his work and in principal his predilection for brachytherapy. He contributed to the development of not only brachytherapy in the Eastern part of Europe, but also worldwide. As an example is the release of the Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy. Janusz was the driving force and Chief-editor of this journal. Nowadays JCB is a well-respected journal that has earned its place in the field of radiation oncology.

With his passing away we lose a friend who, for his love to brachytherapy, was an example for all of us.

Our greatest sympathy is with his family, friends, and colleagues at the Greater Poland Cancer Centre.


On behalf of the GEC-ESTRO Committee

Bradley Pieters, Christian Kirisits, Ina Jürgenliemk-Schulz, and Marisol De Brabandere