Stefania Jabłońska, Polish cancer researcher, Died at 96

Stefania Jabłońska was born Szela Ginzburg on September 7, 1920 and died on May 8, 2017.

She was a Polish physician and professor.

Jabłońska specialized mostly in dermatology.

Jabłońska worked at the Medical University of Warsaw.

During 1972, Jabłońska theorized the association of human papilloma viruses with skin cancer in epidermodysplasia verruciformis.

During 1978, her and Gerard Orth at the Pasteur Institute discovered HPV-5 in skin cancer. Jabłońska was awarded the 1985 Robert Koch Prize.

Jabłońska was a recipient of the National Order of Merit and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

Stefania Jabłońska passed away at 96 years old.