Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Become President of German Cancer Aid

This new position holds great personal significance when Mutter lost her first husband, Detlef Wunderlich, to lung cancer in 1995

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Mutter will replace Fritz Pleitgen. Commenting on her appointment to this position, Pleitgen said, "A better choice could not be made." Currently, Pleitgen is undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. He has held this position for 10 years and is honored to hand it to Mutter.

Helping people with cancer is something Mutter feels the need to do. "I am very much looking forward to working on this indispensable task, because cancer is an issue in the middle of our society," she said.