prof. MUDr. Jan Starý, DrSc.
Neuron Prize 2022 in medicine
World renowned paediatric haematologist and oncologist
Prof. Jan Starý is a world renowned paediatric haematologist and oncologist. Thanks to him, children affected by leukaemia were treated according to Western European protocols in the 1980s, which increased their survival rate to more than 90% today. In the next decade, Prof. Starý connected all haemato-oncology centres in the Czech Republic, introduced new treatment approaches and influenced the European treatment strategy. A graduate of Charles University, he is now the chairman emeritus of the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology at Motol University Hospital and a teacher of several generations of his successors. The scientific and medical work of Prof. Jan Starý is exceptional not only in the Czech but also in the international context, as evidenced by its high citation rate.