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Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology


Department head:

prof. MUDr. Jiří Mayer, CSc.

532 233 642

Chief and department vice-head for curative a prophylactic care:

MUDr. Zdeněk Král, CSc.

532 233 642

Department vice-head for education:

prof. MUDr. Michael Doubek, Ph.D.

532 233 642

Ward sister:

Mgr. Petra Kouřilová

532 233 645

Secretariat:

Jitka Firešová

532 233 641/42

 

Jarmila Mouková

532 233 641/42

 

Fax:

53223 3603

 

 

Welcome to the website of our Internal Hematology and Oncology Clinic

We are a clinical department that primarily provides comprehensive care for patients with hematopoietic and lymph node cancers such as various types of leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. We provide all investigations, treatments and nursing care for patients with these diagnoses at the current European level, both curative and palliative. The provision of supportive oncological treatment is of a high standard. We are a haematopoietic cell transplant centre accredited by the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) for both autologous and allogeneic transplants.

The second specialization of the clinic is the diagnosis and treatment of systemic connective tissue diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc.) and metabolic skeletal diseases.

We provide undergraduate and postgraduate education for university and high school students, especially students of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, medical schools and the Institute for Further Education of Health Professionals in Brno. Our research tasks are focused on new drugs, hematopoietic cell transplantation, supportive care in oncology, treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and myeloma.

The clinic was established on 1 November 1989 as a specialised department in the newly built University Hospital in Brno-Bohunice. In a relatively short period of our existence we have built a 62-bed unit in three wards for standard care, 6 intensive care beds and 6 aseptic beds for hematopoietic cell transplantation (bone marrow and peripheral stem cells). The clinic has a number of specialised outpatient clinics and an inpatient clinic with 6 beds. Several specialised laboratories have been set up at the clinic to serve both routine clinical practice and research; these include a molecular genetics laboratory, a flow cytometry laboratory and a cytopheresis and plasmapheresis centre. In recent years, we have performed around 70 haematopoietic cell transplants per year.

The department regularly publishes its clinical and research results at national and international congresses and in national and international journals. We have published a number of monographs which have been awarded with a number of recognitions (e.g. 2x Rector of Masaryk University Award, Grada Publishing House Award, 2x proposal for the Minister of Health Award). We have published a number of information brochures for patients dealing with individual diagnoses and treatment methods.

Virtually all our doctors and many nurses have completed long-term foreign internships at leading international institutions. Foreign staff, doctors and nurses have worked and lectured at the clinic.

During the existence of the clinic, 11 physicians have achieved the rank of CSc., 4 physicians Ph.D., a total of 7 physicians were habilitated and 3 were appointed professors of Masaryk University. Doctors have continuously improved their qualifications by attestations in internal medicine, oncology, haematology and rheumatology, many nurses have completed post-secondary specialisation studies in oncology and anaesthesiology, resuscitation and intensive care (ARIP). Between 1993 and 1994 we were selected by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and representatives of Project Hope from the USA as the only demonstration site for teaching nurses from the Czech and Polish Republic in the nursing process with the help of a lecturer from the USA.

The Help for People with Leukemia Foundation works as an independent legal entity at the clinic, which negotiates with sponsors, organizes benefit concerts, tries to inform the public about the needs of patients with hemato-oncological diseases, cooperates in the purchase of equipment for the clinic, and improves the environment at the clinic for the benefit of patients. So far, the Help for People with Leukemia Foundation has organized 17 benefit concerts.

We cooperate closely with departments and clinics in the university hospitals in Brno and with all departments in the Czech Republic that deal with similar clinical and research topics as our clinic. We cooperate with a number of foreign departments in Europe and the USA.

Despite a number of economic difficulties, we manage to maintain our treatment and nursing care at a high level. We remain convinced of the purpose of our work and strive to maintain a harmonious team of people who enjoy their work.