Laying the Cornerstone for the new Stuttgart Cancer Center (SCC) – Tumor Center Eva Mayr-Stihl

Strengthening cancer medicine in the state capital

The Stuttgart Clinic is Baden-Württemberg's largest maximum care hospital. The central location in Stuttgart-Mitte is being completely renovated for more than 800 million euros. The first stage with a 40,000 square meter new building is barely finished when the next major project begins: The next milestone was the laying of the foundation stone for the Stuttgart Cancer Center (SCC) - Eva Mayr-Stihl Tumor Center today. This is where the Stuttgart Clinic will in future be pooling its expertise for the treatment of around 11,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.

New stations and extensions for nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, large diagnostic equipment, specialized contact points for the main tumor diseases and an oncological day clinic move into the new building. Oncologists, surgeons, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine specialists, psychologists, physiotherapists, molecular geneticists and newly established patient guides coordinate the best possible therapy with the patient in each individual case.

Stuttgart's finance and hospital mayor, Thomas Fuhrmann, praised: “The fight against cancer is the future topic of medicine. The Stuttgart Clinic is already one of the best addresses in Germany for cancer medicine and provides almost half of the cancer treatments in the city. Now we are creating even better conditions for interdisciplinary care under one roof. ”In a prominent location across from the Lindenmuseum, Stadtgarten and university, the building is also important in terms of urban planning. “With Gustav Epple Bauunternehmung, we have won a traditional Stuttgart company as a partner for the implementation. Landmarks of the city such as the television tower or the Liederhalle were built by Gustav Epple, ”emphasized Thomas Fuhrmann and recalled that in the neighboring Liederhalle the Stuttgart Clinic operated one of the largest vaccination centers in the country until a few days ago.

Every year in Germany almost 500,000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer and around 4.6 million live with a cancer diagnosis. The risk increases with age and the high number of illnesses is also a downside of the high life expectancy in an aging society. Thanks to the early detection of preliminary stages and falling numbers of smokers, the number of new cases has recently fallen slightly. In addition to prevention and early detection, medical innovations give reason for hope, which are known under the largely synonymous terms personalized medicine, individualized medicine or precision medicine. Exact diagnostics that also use genetic and molecular markers enable a targeted, tailor-made, effective therapeutic approach for the individual patient.

“The future belongs to personalized medicine”, says Prof. Jan Steffen Jürgensen, director of the Stuttgart Clinic. “Thanks to the enormous support of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, we can make great progress in this area, which will help our patients directly. We are very grateful to the foundation for the outstanding, long-term commitment."

The Stuttgart Clinic has been working closely with the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation for many years, particularly in the field of cancer medicine. Founder Robert Mayr is satisfied: “The new building, the modern technical equipment and, above all, the highly qualified minds of the Stuttgart Clinic will contribute to even better cancer care for the people in the region. We would like to accompany this success story. "

The new building with a usable area of 7,000 square meters should be completed in 2024. The cost planning provides for a total budget of around 95 million euros.

Klinikum Stuttgart 
The Stuttgart Clinic includes the Katharinenhospital, the Bad Cannstatt Hospital and Germany's largest children's clinic, the Olgahospital. 7,000 employees, including 2,700 nurses and over 1,000 doctors, care for around 90,000 inpatients and more than 600,000 outpatients each year, including 100,000 emergencies. Over 3,600 births and more than 53,000 operations are cared for every year at the Stuttgart Clinic.

In 2018, the municipal council of the state capital Stuttgart, as the sponsor, decided to build the Katharinen Hospital at the Stuttgart Clinic as the largest construction project in the city. The overall project has a volume of over 800 million euros and is supported by funding from the state of Baden-Württemberg. A first stage with the new building on Kriegsbergstrasse ("House F") will be completed with the commissioning of modern internal medicine wards and intensive care areas in autumn. The laying of the foundation stone for tumor medicine marks the start of the second large building in the ensemble.

Eva Mayr-Stihl Stiftung
The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation. It was founded in 1986 by Eva Mayr-Stihl and Robert Mayr. The foundation's work focuses on science and research, medicine, as well as art and culture.


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Stuttgart's finance and hospital mayor Thomas Fuhrmann and founder Robert Mayr sink the time capsule.
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Stuttgart's finance and hospital mayor Thomas Fuhrmann and founder Robert Mayr lift the time capsule into the cornerstone.
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The time capsule is being sealed in the cornerstone.
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Robert Mayr, founder and board member of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, seals the time capsule in the foundation stone.
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