International Childhood Cancer Day- press conference

International Childhood Cancer Day- press conference

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On the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day, 15 February 2019, the Clinic for Children’s Diseases, University Clinical Center Tuzla held a press conference to advertise this year’s campaign activities with aim to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to put a spotlight on the burdens of childhood cancer for patients and their families.

The press conference organized the Clinic for Children’s Diseases and the Society Heart for Children Suffering from Cancer in the Federation of BiH, whose representatives use the opportunity to announce building the house for parents of children suffering from cancer next to the Clinic for Children’s Diseases.

The director of the University Clinical Center Tuzla, Prof. Dr. Nešad Hotić told reporters at a press conference that lately a significant investments in new equipment, staff education and major adaptations have been made at the Clinic for Children’s Diseases. As he said, building the house for parents will span the crown on hardworking employees of the Clinic for Children’s Diseases because it represents the final stage of the diagnostic and treatment pathway in most difficult childhood conditions.

Prim Dr. Amila Latifagić, chief of the Department for Hematology and Oncology also met with reporters at the press and said that 26 newly discovered malignancies were treated in Tuzla in the past two years. According to her, statistics on cancer in children incidence in Tuzla is on average 12 to 15 cases per year.

The house for parents of children suffering from cancer is planned to be built next to the Clinic for Children’s Diseses. As Fikret Kubat, president of the Society Heart for Children Suffering from Cancer in the Federation of BiH said at the press conference, the value of this 400 square meters house is estimated about 700.000KM, and according to the interior conceptual design, the facility have one larger living room and five bedroom apartments.