Association For Helping Children Suffering From Hematological and Oncological Diseases
A Specialized department where children with serious disorders of haematopoiesis are undergoing medical treatment exists at the Department of Pediatrics of the Medical Faculty of Palacky University and the University Hospital of Olomouc. The children come from the regions of Olomouc, Zlín and partly Moravia-Silesia. This workplace was established as a reference place for diagnostics and treatment of malignant disorders of haematopoiesis for the entire territory of Moravia. Hemato-Oncology Department 21B has been established for these children's treatment where approximately 10 to15 chidren with malignant disorders of haematopoiesis are accepted annually. The head of the 21B Department is Zbyněk Novák, MD with other doctors including Assoc. Prof. Dagmar Pospíšilová, MD, Ph.D. and Ivana Stejskalová, MD. The head of the Department of Pediatrics is Professor Vladimír Mihál, MD, Ph.D. Under his leadership they have been successful in treating more than 80 % of the children suffering from acute lympoblastic leukaemia (ALL). All children are treated in the same manner as in other developed countries of the world making use of internationally recognized medical protocols. The fundamental prerequisite for successful treatment are the high quality cytogenetic diagnoses carried out in the laboratory of Professor Marie Jarošová, Ph.D.
A Laboratory of Experimental Medicine (LEM) also exists at the Department of Pediatrics and carries out investigations of malignant cell resistance before inititating treatment. The LEM is the reference centre in this field for the entire area of the Czech Republic. The head of the LEM is Assoc. Prof. Marián Hajdúch, MD, Ph.D. Apart from the above-mentioned activities the laboratory also deals with anti-cancer therapy development.
Our aims and mission
The mission of Association Chance - Association of Parents and Friends of Children Suffering from Hematological and Oncological Diseases is to humanize the demanding anti-tumour treatment of children and ease their return back into everyday life.
Our work in this fields already has a tradition of several years and many volunteers in various parts of Central Moravia actively help the association. They contribute to a large extent to providing funding for the association and to improving its publicity. The work of the association would be impossible without their support. We would like to thank them deeply for their contributions.
Diagnoses of the children treated here
Children undergo their demanding and uncomfortable treatment at the Hemato-Oncology Department 21B for extended periods of time and during this hospitalization period doctors, teachers, psychologists, parents and also members of Association Chance devote their time to them.
The civic association, Haima - Union for assisting children with blood formation disorders was founded in the year 1992. Doctors and nurses looking after children with blood formation disorders were involved in its establishment. They along with the parents and relatives of the ill children participated in the foundation of the association.
In the year 1997 the new name Sdružení Šance - Association Chance was taken on. It is a voluntary association whose members can be individuals without regard to nationality, religion, profession or social status, but also corporations that would like to participate actively in helping children suffering from hematological and oncological diseases.
Association Chance is a non-profit civic association and is an independent centre for helping ill children suffering from hematological and oncological diseases within the area of Central Moravia.
The number of association members was 250 (127 children and 123 adults) as of the 31st of October 2006 .
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If you are interested in the activities of Association Chance - Association of Parents and Friends of Children Suffering from Hematological and Oncological Diseases, would like to have more information or would like to support our activities, please have a look at our website (www.sancecz.org) or contact us at the following addresses:
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital in Olomouc
I.P.Pavlova 6, 775 20 Olomouc
Tel: (00420) 585 412 736
Account Number: 53839811/0100
ID Number: 700 39 704
Fax: (00420) 585 852 505
On behalf of Association Chance
Herta Mihálová (head of the association)
Na Trati 91, 779 00 Olomouc
Mobile number: (00420) 777 328 099