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Lung cancer significantly influences individuals and society. The mortality rate of the disease is high and its negative personal, social and economic consequences are important. Reducing its incidence and mortality rate is achievable through focussing on the early stage of the disease and comprehensive care. Early diagnosis, treatment, research, education, outcome analysis, and follow-up are all of equal interest in the program strategy of the CBC. The health of the individual is right at its centre.

This is an initiative of CBC Vznik which strives for the integration of professional skills in various medical specialties through the cultivation of collaboration. The goal – optimized health care in each particular patient – is achieved with the independent and productive merger of individual aspects of governmental, non-governemental, academic and research institutions, including industry and public facilities.


Marie Horváthová

 Teodor Horváth

Medicine Doctor

Thoracic Surgeon

Teodor Horvath, M.D.

Chairman of High Specialized Centre for Surgical Oncology of the Lung Brno was born in Slovakia in 1953, graduated from Charles University Medical School Prague in 1979, achieved versatile surgical experience in northerly Bohemia in 1980s; during 1990s the insight into surgical oncology at Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Brno. The knowledge needed for his doctoral thesis on lung cancer gained at Tokyo Medical University.
Dr. Horvath, Associate Professor of Surgery at Medical Faculty of Masaryk University in Faculty Hospital Brno, is Czech trailblazer of pulmonary segmentectomy for cancer; initiator of the Early Lung Cancer Program C34_CIS (1999) focusing attention on diagnosis, therapy, research and education under one roof; protagonist of autofluorescence bronchoscopy enforced the embodyment of the method among algorithms of Czech healthcare system (2002); framer of Czech National Standards for Surgical Treatment of Lung Cancer (2006); frontman of Czech non-intubated thoracic surgery since 2016; and Delegate of Czech Medical Chamber (2019).
Memberships: Czech Surgical Society, CaSPFS, IASLC, ESTS, and ERS.


What´s matter in non-intubated thoracic surgery through its classical (NITS i.e. Non-intubated Thoracic Surgery) or upgraded (NIVATS i.e. Non-intubated Videoassisted Thoracic Surgery) style?
The intersection of western concepts of physiological operative (František Burian), unity of knowledge (Edward O. Wilson), and sustainable development (Gro Harlem Brundtland) with eastern capabilities and courage (Jin-Shing Chen)This represents a new invitation in getting to know the secret of breathing (Edward Babák; Ya-Jung Cheng).

Symposium NITS CZ 2018    Symposium NITS CZ 2019 

BABAK Centre
Center of Excellence for Surgical Oncology of the Lung Brno

Centre Babák of the Faculty Hospital Brno draws inspiration for the alliance of the professional community from close co-operation with thoracic surgical diagnostic and treatment facilities of the Faculty Hospital of St. Anne, Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, Center for Cardiosurgery and Transplantation Surgery Brno, Bata Hospital Zlin, and University Hospital Martin (SK) carrying on the regional tradition and academic background of Masaryk University.
The core of Manual ERATS harmonizes with Article 12 of the Bulletin of the Ministry of Healthcare of Czech Republic volume 2017, and Guidelines of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) - see European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 55 (2019) 91-115). We respect interdisciplinary cohesion, academic independence, and vocational freedom for widening of knowledge and its practical utilization. We are ready for cooperation with other institutions.


MERATS Purpose

MUNI trial enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery
Three-years trial (2023-2025) belonging to the physician initiated originates on the basis of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery focused on the improvement of the management in the thoracic surgical patient. Electronically collected records of every individual items would be put to research. The outcome will provide authentic data for precise decision making process, medical and organizational. The work is voluntary.

MERATS Rationale
Correct data are needed for right decision making process. MERATS intention is to provide information by using Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery (EJCTS 55 (2019) 91-115). The trial postulates different legitimate solutions of identical items arising from routine practice. Every item of the protocol enables the implementation of authentic decision: 1 yes 0 no 2 adjusted 3 other. All accomplishments of the postulate will be registered, reasoned, and followed up. The results will be processed electronically to confirm optimal solutions. The analysis of the results will get to the heart of reflected innovation of individual items.


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