Strong center for cancer medicine in the center of Stuttgart

After three years of construction, the new Stuttgart Cancer Center - Tumor Center Eva Mayr-Stihl (SCC) was opened today at Klinikum Stuttgart. Here, Klinikum Stuttgart is pooling its expertise for the effective treatment of over 11,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients every year.

The oncology day clinic, the lung cancer center and the nuclear medicine and radiotherapy clinics are moving into the building with more than 14,000 square meters of space. The equipment is excellent and enables precision diagnostics and therapy as well as molecular imaging. In addition to high-performance equipment for scintigraphy and PET-CT (positron emission tomography-CT), a modern radionuclide laboratory is also available for the production of customized active substances.

At the opening ceremony, Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Manne Lucha, praised the cross-sectoral approach with a large day clinic for cancer treatment: "Outpatient and inpatient care are directly interlinked. The future belongs to this approach. It is geared towards the needs of patients and makes a lot of medical sense." The state funding of almost 55 million euros for the project and the associated preliminary measures were very well invested, the Minister continued.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building took place on January 25, 2021 in the presence of its namesake Eva Mayr-Stihl. The planned three-year construction period and the budget of 94.3 million euros were adhered to.

The hallmark of cancer medicine at Klinikum Stuttgart is the coordinated treatment of patients across specialist disciplines and professional groups. Interdisciplinary teams of oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, nuclear medicine specialists, psychologists, physiotherapists, molecular geneticists and patient guides coordinate the best possible, individually tailored therapy together with the patient. Specially trained specialist nursing staff also ensure optimal care, both for inpatient and outpatient treatments.

The Medical Director of Klinikum Stuttgart, Prof. Jan Steffen Jürgensen, thanked the state of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Stuttgart for their great support. He explains: "This enables us to bring together experts from different specialist disciplines in one place so that together we can provide the best treatment for the patient. The treatment of complex cancers in large, certified, interdisciplinary centers such as the Klinikum Stuttgart has been proven to lead to significantly better results - for the benefit of patients". He adds: "The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation supports the Klinikum Stuttgart very generously and reliably in the field of oncology. We would like to honor this enormous social commitment, which is why the new building bears the name of the founder." For 2024 alone, the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation has pledged to support the hospital to the tune of 7 million euros. Since the beginning of the cooperation, the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation has already supported the Klinikum Stuttgart with over 30 million euros.

At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, Robert Mayr, commented: "The Stuttgart Cancer Center - Tumor Center Eva Mayr-Stihl was very close to my wife's heart. I am delighted that the new building will give it a highly visible location where the comprehensive cancer treatment services are available in one place."

The general contractor responsible for the construction was the long-established Gustav Epple Bauunternehmung from Stuttgart, which has already built the "Center for Mental Health" in Bad Cannstatt and the "Radiation Clinic" on Kriegsbergstraße in Stuttgart for Klinikum Stuttgart. In the role of general planner, Sweco GmbH mastered the difficult task of making optimum use of the available space in the cramped site situation and taking all the necessary functions into account in the planning.



Klinikum Stuttgart 

Klinikum Stuttgart comprises Katharinenhospital, Bad Cannstatt Hospital and Germany's largest children's hospital, Olgahospital. 9,000 employees, including 3,000 nursing staff and over 1,000 doctors, treat around 90,000 inpatients and more than 600,000 outpatients every year, including 100,000 emergencies. Well over 3,000 births and more than 50,000 operations are performed at Klinikum Stuttgart every year. At the end of 2023, Klinikum Stuttgart expanded its role as a maximum care hospital with the takeover of designated specialist lung clinics, thoracic surgery teams and the neighboring cardiac surgery department. The Katharinenhospital is currently being rebuilt at a cost of over € 800 million and is creating state-of-the-art infrastructure for patient care. The next stage will be reached with the inauguration of the new 14,000 m² tumor center on 30 January 2024.


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Unveiling the portrait of Eva Mayr-Stihl
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A portrait of the founder was unveiled to mark the opening.
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Group picture
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from left: Götz Ellinger (Gustav Epple Construction company); Prof. Illerhaus, Katja Naegelkraemer Project management; Johannes Frank Project management; Robert Mayr; Minister of Social Affairs Manne Lucha; HEad of the Management Board of Klinikum Stuttgart Prof. Jan Steffen Jürgensen; Management Board Member Marya Verdel; Heiko Zirkel, Gustav EppleConstruction company; Prof. Münter; Prof. Rischpler; Company daycare kids.
(c) Jonas Ratermann
The event was well attended.
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Many visitors attended the opening and unveiling. The portrait was designed by Prof. Axel Müller-Schöll.
(c) Tobias Grosser