Thanks to the generous bequest of Dr Petra Joh, who died of cancer at an early age of 32, the Frankfurt Foundation for Children with Cancer was able to build a research house in 1999. In her honour the research house was named Dr Petra Joh- Research House.
During her lifetime, the Doctor of Business Administration from Gelnhausen had familiarised herself very closely with the statutes of “Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.” and its “Frankfurter Stiftung für krebskranke Kinder” (Frankfurt Foundation for Children with Cancer). She then decided clearly to make her will in favour of the Foundation, with the express request that her generous inheritance be used primarily for cancer research.
In 2005, after a construction period of just under two years, the research house could be handed over for its intended purpose and in 2011, the house was extended by a further 230 m² of laboratory space to meet the meanwhile increased requirements. The land for the research house is provided as a leasehold by MAINOVA AG.
In cooperation with the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt, around 60 scientists at the Dr. Petra Joh-Haus are investigating the questions: Why do children get cancer and how can the chances of recovery be improved?
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