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New registry of patients with achondroplasia

10.11.2015 | More information...

Achondroplasia is a rare genetic condition, which affects the normal growth of human skeleton. It is important for patients, their families and physicians to be able to connect and to share information. A new registry, entitled ReACH, has been developed in cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University (FM MU) and the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Masaryk University (IBA MU).

The Czech Republic ranks among developed countries in cancer prevention

22.6.2015 | More information...

After many years of bad news, it seems that the Czech Republic is beginning to reap the benefits of the challenging fight against cancer. A programme of nationwide personalised invitations to cancer screening programmes has been launched, incidence trends of most cancer types – including the most common ones – have stabilised, and long-term survival rates of cancer patients have increased. Despite these encouraging facts, the Czech cancer care still faces challenges to be addressed, which might influence the lives of tens of thousands of current and future cancer patients.

8th year of the MEFANET conference: virtual reality is breaking down barriers

8.1.2015 | More information...

With a slight overstatement, one could say that the 8th year of the MEFANET conference reached boundaries of the solar system, which can boast eight planets. In reality, ambitions of the Czech-Slovak cooperation in the area of medical education are more modest, but this year’s programme has demonstrated that the international cooperation surely extends beyond the former federal boundary of Czechoslovakia.