The Klinikum Stuttgart is the focus of sponsoring public health care. The training of junior staff has been supported since 2009, a liver center and the center for lung medicine were set up and the “Stuttgart Cancer Center (SCC) – Eva Mayr-Stihl Tumor Center” was established. The latter serves to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of information among specialists to the benefit of more than 11,000 patients annually. “Thanks to the support of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation we are able to offer every patient optimal care in accordance with the latest scientific findings”, says Prof. Gerald Illerhaus, medical director of SCC.
Much has been achieved in cancer research: The statistics of the German Cancer Information Service show that cancer mortality in Germany has been going down for years. While more than two thirds of all cancer patients succumbed to their illness 20 years ago, more than half can now hope to be permanently cured. The success here can be attributed to the commitment of many scientists and practitioners at universities and hospitals.
The foundation has already signaled its support to the Klinikum for the coming years. “There are still more areas where we can work together to make a difference”, says Eva Mayr-Stihl and names an example: A research center for mucoviscidosis and the requisite respiratory equipment are to be set up. Furthermore, it is the wish of the physicians to push ahead with research into individualized precision medicine for the treatment of tumor patients.