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Department of Promotion and Preventive Oncology

Head of the Department: Professor Stanisław Góźdź

Contact: +48 41 367 4304


Public Communication and Information Specialist – Izabela Opalińska, MA

Inspector, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Amicus’ journal – Joanna Chadzyńska, MA

Health promotion Specialist – Jadwiga Zapała, MA

The Department of Promotion and Preventive Oncology is the coordinator, organizer and executor of activities in the field of prevention of malignant tumors conducted in the Holy Cross Cancer Centre and in the region of Kielce. In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and research institutions we conduct education activities related to the prevention of cancer and popularize the principles of the European Code Against Cancer among the representatives of the medical and health-related organizations and the residents of the Świętokrzyskie Region such as preventive actions or educational meetings and conferences. Our activities are carried out according to the so-called Calendar of Health Events (including the World No Tobacco Day, the World Quitting Smoking Day Oncology Open Days, etc.) and according to a schedule drawn up with our recipients.

We organize meetings and educational workshops in schools throughout the region in order to raise oncological awareness and increase knowledge among children and adolescents about the role of lifestyle in the prevention of cancers and to change behavior conducive to increased risk of malignant tumors focusing on health-promoting activities.

Since 2015 we have been publishing a quarterly entitled "Amicus" for cancer patients and their families. Thanks to the articles published by oncological specialists working in the Holy Cross cancer centre the journal is a reliable source of knowledge about the methods of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of cancer. Educational and information activities are also carried out through our website www.onkol.kielce.pl. We cooperate with institutions and associations that carry out health-related activities in small communities in the municipalities of the Świętokrzyskie Region and we participate in the implementation of, among others, educational and preventive actions, health promoting marches and marathons. The Department of Promotion and Preventive Oncology also develops, published and distributes informational and educational materials on the prevention of malignant tumors.